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After Evo Morales left the military jet that Mexico’s government sent yesterday to retrieve the Bolivian leader who offered his resignation following weeks of protests over allegations of election fraud. He was greeted by Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. Welcomed him saying: “You are home and you’re alright.” Ebrard met Morales at the capital’s airport where he Spoke briefly. He thanked Mexico’s President for “saving his life.” He said he decided to step down for the people.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxCt4eeNJkg&lc=z23tfxihesqbsvuuiacdp434atqde55dbhwkcls3qsxw03c010c The effort to bring former Bolivian President Evo Morales to exile in Mexico was very complicated as some countries closed their airspace to the flight. At first, Bolivian authorities granted permission and the plane set off from Peru Monday. Then Bolivian officials revoked permission and it started back to Peru. Finally Bolivia allowed the plane in. But then Peru wouldn’t allow it to return. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Minister says that caused a delay…

Mexican government captures and releases Ovidio Guzman, son of the jailed former drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, after a fierce battle with gunmen. The capture of Joaquin ‘el Chapo’ Guzman’s son, Ovidio Guzman, led to heavy gun battles between suspected cartel members and the security forces across the northern city of Culiacan, which is the capital of Sinaloa, where El Chapo”used to ran the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. Following the arrest of his father in 2016, 29-year-old Ovidio Guzmán is believed to have played a key role in the Sinaloa cartel. He is one of four children from Chapo’s second marriage. He is wanted, together with his elder brother in the US on drug-related charges, including cocaine trafficking. https://youtu.be/9T9jTW1MIlo After he was captured this afternoon by security forces,  local media reported that main roads out of the city were blocked…

Mexicans can’t seem to take their eyes off their mobile phones. Mexico is one of the world’s largest markets for Facebook, with 99 percent of social media users there, according to the Internet Association.MX  In a recent study by Global Web Index, Mexico ranked third on the list of countries where social media is used more often, climbing a position from last year. The long periods of time that Mexicans spend surfing social media is big business for marketers. Advertising budgets are shifting away from television and other traditional media to platforms like Facebook and Instagram. The growth of social media has so far outpaced any critiques. especially as businesses use the internet to connect with Mexicans who can’t or don’t want to sign off. https://youtu.be/OCGB5TDVdfE

Iconic Mexican singer Jose Jose known to many as ‘el principe de la cancion’ or ‘the prince of song’ passed away over the weekend. As Valeria Leon reports, friends and fans in Mexico, the US, and around the globe are mourning his loss, while questions linger about what will happen to the legendary singer’s body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Si4ouZ1NxI

Only 3 percent cent of people with Down Syndrome in Mexico have access to education, but by combining courses with work, projects like “El Sueño de Frida” attempt to displace years of ignorance that have kept many people with disabilities confined from the workplace.  This is Alfredo’s first job – a waiter at a new cafeteria in Mexico that caters to and employs people with Down Syndrome. Working here allows the staff to improve their physical and mental abilities, a rarity in the country’s business sector. The restaurant, called “El Sueño de Frida” or Frida’s Dream, has dozens of potential employees with disabilities on a waitlist. The director of the foundation, Yessenia Escudero, created this project to help overcome the discrimination that people with this degenerative condition face in the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6ptZF82QE&t=17s Part of the project’s goal is to show other companies that – with a little patience and special training…

Five years ago today, 43 students from a teacher’s college in Mexico disappeared. Families of the missing students are still living in anguish, unsure of what happened to their loved ones. Valeria Leon reports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQfk0yqXaIY The unsolved case of 43 missing students continues to draw crowds to protest. Parents of the victims persist in their demand to bring justice to the case. September 26th, a day that has come to represent the State’s criminal involvement in human rights violations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1YlbaO750g

As thousands of Central Americans in Mexico wait for a final response on their migration status in the country, their livelihoods greatly depend on the results of negotiations between the United States and Mexico, which are set to close today, September 10th. Valeria Reports https://youtu.be/hmLIclxLM_I The two countries agreed on a 90-day test period before those tariffs will kick in.

It is his first State of the Union speech and Mexico’s President is celebrating an agreement with the United States. Lopez Obrador’s government reached a deal with the Trump administration to overcome the threat of tariffs on trade, it was in exchange for sending troops to Mexico’s southern border. All negotiated under US President Trump’s crackdown on the flow of undocumented migrants entering America. One of the Mexican President’s priorities he discussed is the newly created National Guard, which was deployed in part to curb unregulated migration. Much of Lopez Obrador’s political messaging, including his first State of the Union Address, focuses on his effort to fight violence with education. For political analyst, Esteban Illades, Lopez Obrador’s messages portray a conception of reality that differs from what’s happening in the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFbPtsrvL8&t=5s Despite the protests and temperamental relationship with his American neighbors, Lopez Obrador still enjoys a 68 percent approval rating.…

As a result of the investigation into the attacks, the city’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced that one policeman was put under arrest. He is being held for trial on charges he raped a young female employee at a city museum. The city’s mayor also announced that six police officers were suspended and has promised to solve these cases regardless of the accused belonging to the city’s police forces. In another case, city prosecutors have said there are irregularities in an accusation made against several police officers by a woman who alleged they raped in a patrol car, earlier this month https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MmxGcf7I-Y