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Mexican Senate Endorses Move to Keep Army on Streets until 2028

By MARK LORENZANA In the midst of a debate plagued by accusations of vote buying, disqualifications and insults, the plenary session of the Mexican Senate — with the majority vote of senators under Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)’s leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) and their allies, as well as the majority of legislators from the Institutional Revolutionary Party

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Doctors Respond to Lopez-Gatell’s Criticism of Pharmacy Clinics

By MARK LORENZANA Physicians in Mexico have rebuked Mexican Undersecretary of Public Health Hugo López-Gatell for his criticisms that medical offices attached to pharmacies are “a hoax” and “a great deception” and that “they should not exist” because “they don’t really treat diseases.” López-Gatell, in his Health Pulse report at Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) daily press conference

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AMLO Names Leticia Ramírez as New Public Education Head

By MARK LORENZANA After heaping praise on Delfina Gómez Álvarez for her tenure as head of Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Education (SEP), Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) in his daily morning press conference on Monday, Aug. 15, officially announced the appointment of Leticia Ramírez to take over the leadership of the SEP. López Obrador assured the audience at the

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Mexican Authorities Fail to Arrest CJNG Leaders

By MARK LORENZANA The violence that erupted in the western Mexican states of Guanajuato and Jalisco on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 9, was reportedly the result of retaliatory actions by members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), in response to the alleged arrest of Ricardo Ruiz, alias “Double R,” and Gerardo González, alias “El Apá,” leaders of the

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Mexico Promotes Fossil Fuels as US Pushes for Clean Energy

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico will allocate 503 billion pesos this year in subsidies to gasoline and domestic electricity — produced with gas and coal — as a key element to combat inflation, Secretary of the Treasury Rogelio Ramírez de la O reported on Monday, Aug. 1. In contrast, the United States is about to embark on an ambitious anti-inflation plan

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