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62nd Mexican Congress Shuts Down, Leaving 25 Bills and Reforms in Limbo

Mexico News Daily

Congress shut down last week, ending the last period of ordinary sessions in the 62nd Legislature and leaving behind more than 25 laws and reforms.

Rocket-Propelled Grenade Forced Down Mexican Helicopter, Security Official Says

The Associated Press

A Mexican security official says a drug cartel that unleashed a wave of attacks in the western state of Jalisco used a rocket-propelled grenade to force down a military helicopter.

President Pena Nieto Criticized for His World Press Freedom Day Statement


Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto congratulated journalist in Mexico on the International Day of Freedom of Expression, a statement that was widely criticized in social media and other networks as cynical and hypocritical.

Three Dead, Hundreds Evacuated as High Waves Hit Coastline from Mexico to Chile


Big waves lashing the Pacific coast from Mexico to Chile left three people dead and one missing, forcing hundreds to evacuate from the coastline. The rough weather is expected to last four more days.

Lion with Broken Neck Rescued from Mexico Gets Second Chance in Colorado

The Coloradoan

The 345-pound lion was airlifted from an animal rescue in Pachuca, Mexico, to his new home at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. He had been living at the rescue in Mexico for two months after being surrendered by his owner.

Mexican Officials Say They Have Regained Control of Jalisco State

The U.S. consulate in the state capital of Guadalajara said in a statement the Mexican government reported that the situation in Jalisco “was under control.” But the consulate said clashes between criminal organizations and Mexican authorities could continue.

Unions, Parents of Missing Students Call for Boycott of June Midterm Elections

Relatives of 43 students who went missing last year, along with thousands of workers, marched in Mexico City Friday during Labor Day protests. Unions of teachers, laborers, miners and electricians were among the groups demanding better salary and working conditions.

Violence Erupts in State of Jalisco as Military Launches Attack on Cartel

Al Jazeera

Violence in the western Mexican state of Jalisco on Friday killed at least seven after the military launched an operation targeting a drug cartel.

'Police Brutality Has No Borders,' Parents of Missing Mexican Students Say

Democracy Now!

As protests continued in Baltimore over the police custody death of Freddie Gray, relatives of some of the 43 students missing since a police attack in Guerrero, Mexico, marched to the United Nations in New York, and drew parallels between state violence in Mexico and the United States.

One of Mexico's Most Wanted Human Traffickers Is Captured in Tenancingo

El Universal

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Mexican Federal Police announced the capture of one of the top 10 most wanted sex traffickers. He was arrested on March 31 in Tenancingo, Mexico.

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