EFE – Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has resigned from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD. The former mayor said in a letter to PRD chairman Carlos Navarrete posted on Twitter that his successor, Miguel Angel Mancera, had blocked his efforts to run for the presidency, and the PRD had moved too close to the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
Dow Jones – The House of Representatives approved a series of constitutional amendments aimed at cracking down on corruption, a response to recent scandals inexplicable wealth and alleged conflicts of interest by public servants at the highest levels of the current administration.
The reforms, which are widely expected to be approved by the Senate in the coming days, give greater powers to independent federal office audit may pursue administrative offenses.
Reuters – Mexico’s attorney general Jesus Murillo, under fire for months over his handling of the investigation into the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 students, will step down, a senior government official said on Friday.
El Dario – The Senate announced the guidelines of austerity for this year, with a reduction in its salary of a hundred pesos a month, plus eliminating snacks and wines at public events.
TeleSur – The National Council of the Mexican left-wing party National Regeneration Movement (Morena) presented its congressional candidates, which include academics, writers, athletes and social activists.
El Siglo de Durango – The Federal Electoral Tribunal concluded that the PRI did not commit vote buying or coercion by delivering Monex cards during the 2012 elections.
TeleSur – Authorities have recovered the bodies of federal legislature candidate Carlos Martínez Villavicencio from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), companion Fidel Lopez and their driver Bernardo Bautista in the municipality of Santiago Juxtlahuaca in Oaxaca.
Excelsior – The main political parties in Mexico, the PRI, the PAN and the PRD, this weekend chose their candidates for the gubernatorial elections that will be held in June.
Televisa – The son of the Guerrero governor, who resigned from office following the massacre of student teachers and revelations of missing funds, has withdrawn from his campaign to seek the nomination to be the PRD mayor of Acapulco.
El Dario – The Chamber of Deputies amended the General Health Law to establish that the Ministry of Health and local governments should encourage condom use, prioritizing populations most at risk from infections.
Excelsior – In another attempt to curb the debts of states and municipalities, lawmakers approved a ruling that, among other things, seeks to prohibit loans in the last quarter of local governments and that forces them to settle short-term liabilities in the same period. The measure now moves to the Senate.
El Universal – Mexico promised a law in place by June that governs forced disappearances. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo made the promise before UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sentido Comun – The National Electoral Institute (INE) announced it will take extraordinary measures in Guerrero to ensure safe and tamper-free mid-term elections.
EFE – Marcelo Ebrard, who served as Mexico City’s mayor from 2006 to 2012, said he planned to run for a seat in Congress in the mid-term elections.
Excelsior – An exchange of letters trading accusations by former President Felipe Calderon and former IMSS director Juan Molinar has aggravated the division in the PAN.
One day after Molinar defined Calderón as “an isolated character” responsible for “continuous defeats,” the former president, in a letter from Haiti, said Molinar is “bitter” and accused him of complicity with those in the current leadership of the PAN.
Televisa – The coordinator of PAN deputies, Ricardo Anaya, called for unity and putting aside internal disputes, including with former President Felipe Calderon and current leader Gustavo Madero.
El Dario de Yucatan – Fernando Bribiesca Sahagún, son of former first lady Marta Sahagún Jiménez, seeks to become the candidate of the PRI-PVEM-Honeycomb coalition for mayor of Celaya.
Sentido Comun – The National Electoral Institute (INE) said that it plans to produce quick results from the June 7 elections because of technical upgrades.
Milenio – Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte accused PAN Senator Javier Corral of mounting a campaign against him to defend the interests of a criminal group operating in the state. The senator, in turn, accused President Enrique Pena Nieto of illicit enrichment.
Televisa – Sen. Alejandro Encinas confirmed his decision to withdraw from the PRD, saying he did not want to be affiliated with the party with links to the Iguala massacre of student teachers.