Genaro García Luna is a priority for Mexico

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Genaro García Luna is a priority for Mexico
García Luna was arrested on drug trafficking charges in the U.S. - Photo: Lucia Godínez/EL UNIVERSAL
English 16/12/2019 10:46 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:52
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Genaro García Luna is a priority for Mexico

We've been told that on Tuesday when Genaro García Luna returns to court in Dallas, Texas, Mexico's Attorney General will pay a lot of attention. We've been told that the Attorney General's Office will keep its eyes open and will write down all the charges against García Luna because all this will be useful to request the U.S. Department of Justice for information o strengthen the investigation in Mexico and the possible request to extradite the former security chief to Mexico. The thing is that this case has become a priority for Mexican authorities.

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The minimum wage will increase

We've been told that after a long and complex negotiation with business leaders and workers, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will reveal an increase in the minimum wage today, which is higher than inflation. The announcement will take place at the National Palace when the President returns from Monterrey, Nuevo León, where he will participate in the inauguration on the National Education Innovation Council.

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Less money for political parties

Although lawmakers prevented cuts to their multimillion budgets, we've been told that their 2020 budget will decrease. The reason is that at least four new political parties will join the political arena; therefore, they will have to divide the money among more groups. They will have to divide the MXN $5,239 million between 11 parties if they are registered: México Libre, Encuentro Solidario, Grupo Social Promotor de México, and Redes Sociales Progresistas.

The PRI and PRD are on a comatose state

Hugs, not bullets

Hugs, not bullets; that was what federal lawmakers gave each other during the closing of the ordinary sessions. Nevertheless, we've been told the period left the PAN and PRD wounded, but in contrast, the PRI received support from Morena. We've been reminded by at the start of the period, in September, Morena members barely let the PAN lead the lower chamber. The PRD didn't have better luck; in February, 9 members deserted the party and joined Morena but the latest blow came in December when Morena left the PRD out of the Permanent Commission in Congress, where they had always had a presence in the last 30 years.

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