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SEP Temporarily Suspends Controversial Study Plan

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) backed down and agreed to stop, for now, the implementation of its contentious study program, after two judges suspended it indefinitely. “Temporarily and in respect of the rule of law, the pilot program of the new study plan for preschool and primary and secondary education will not be applied,” the SEP

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Mexican Bar Association Demands AMLO Respect Judiciary

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican Bar Association (BMA) has asked Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to stop threatening judges who rule against his government plans. Through a public statement signed by its president, Claudia de Buen, the BMA rejected the latest threat launched by López Obrador against Judge Francisco Javier Rebolledo Peña, who stopped the implementation of the new

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AMLO: No Spying Involved in Mexico Space Pact with Russia

By MARK LORENZANA Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on the morning of Monday, Oct. 10, insisted that the agreement between Mexico and Russia for “space research for peace purposes” does not have elements of espionage, and that it was a pact agreed upon since September 2021, at least five months before the Moscow invasion of Ukraine. “It is

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Civil Groups Demand Input on New SEP Study Plan

By MARK LORENZANA After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced an investigation into Federal Judge Francisco Javier Rebolledo Peña, who stopped the implementation of the new curriculum for basic-education students, civil organizations have requested a dialogue with the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) to participate in the preparation of the educational programs that the SEP is planning to

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Another Amparo Befalls SEP’s New Educational Plan

By KELIN DILLON Less than a week after Mexican Judge Martín Santos ruled to suspend the Secretariat of Public Education’s (SEP) controversial pilot educational program on Monday, Sept. 26, Federal Judge Francisco Javier Rebolledo put yet another amparo against the SEP plan, stopping the program’s implementation into 960 public schools across Mexico in its tracks. The pilot program has been

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Judge Orders Restoration of Mexico’s Full-Time School Program

By KELIN DILLON On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Mexico’s Third District Judge in Administrative Matters of Mexico City, Yadira Medina Alcántara, enacted a nationwide amparo (legal injunction) to restore the country’s Full-Time Schools program (ETC), which was controversially ended in anticipation of the implementing the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) led government’s The School is Ours (LEEN) initiative by the end of

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