April 19th, 2024


1. Conflict in the Supreme Court 

The presiding minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), Norma Piña Hernández, ordered an investigation against retired minister Arturo Zaldívar, and officials of the Judicial Branch close to him, for alleged violation of judicial independence, lack of impartiality, sexual violence, bribery, abuse of functions, misappropriation of resources and hidden enrichment.

The National Association of Circuit Magistrates and District Judges of the Federal Judicial Branch supported the decision of the presiding minister of the SCJN, Norma Piña Hernández, while retired minister Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea announced that he will file before the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment proceeding against the current President of the SCJN, Norma Piña.

El Economista: Zaldívar anuncia que va por juicio político contra Norma Piña

El Universal: Jueces y magistrados respaldan a ministra Norma Piña por investigación a Zaldívar  

2. INE recognizes failures in the registration of the foreign vote

The National Electoral Institute (INE) said that the 39,724 applications of Mexicans residing abroad were excluded from the Nominal List due to irregularities in the registration.

Counselor Arturo Castillo stated that the irregularities are related to the capture of signatures, and commented that those Mexican citizens whose applications were rejected and notified may request a clarification until May 5.

Arisgueti Noticias: Consejero electoral explica por qué el INE rechazó casi 40 mil registros para votar en el extranjero

CNN: El Instituto Electoral de México da prórroga de registro a mexicanos en el exterior tras controversia al cancelar casi 40.000 solicitudes por irregularidades

3. Senado aprueban Ley Amparo 

The Senate approved Articles 129 and 148 of the Amparo Law regulating Articles 103 and 107 of the Mexican Constitution, which will prevent judges from suspending laws and public works.

The reform to the Amparo Law consists of removing the power of judges to suspend laws provisionally and definitively that have been challenged through the Amparo Law. During the session, the opposition emphasized that these reforms seek not to stop anything promoted by the federal government. For her part, Olga Sanchez Cordero, president of the Justice Commission, pointed out that they do not affect rights nor do they mark a regression in guarantees.

Animal Político: Senado aprueba reforma a la Ley de Amparo que impedirá a jueces suspender normas y obras públicas

4. IMF urges Mexico to comply with fiscal consolidation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that Mexico has committed to comply with fiscal consolidation. In addition, it cut its growth forecast for Mexico for this year and next, recognizing a slowdown that began in the last quarter of 2023 and the impact that the fiscal consolidation expected for the first year of the new government will have.

In view of this, the Secretary of Finance, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, noted that the Mexican economy will continue to grow next year mainly due to the dynamism of its labor market, the strength of the domestic market and changes in global trade and the boost to the relocation of supply chains (nearshoring).

El La Jornada: Economía mexicana continuará creciendo, responde SHCP al FMI

El Economista: El FMI confía que México cumplirá su compromiso de consolidación fiscal

5. AMLO takes a stand on the support of CELAC 

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador thanked the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), for supporting the lawsuit filed by Mexico before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, in which it is requested that the Ecuadorian State be suspended from the United Nations Organization until it offers an apology and acknowledges its responsibility in violating of international conventions.

The first hearing to analyze the lawsuit filed in the Hague court will be held on April 30 and May 1. 

Aristegui Noticias: AMLO dice que ‘todos’ los países de Celac apoyan a México en crisis con Ecuador

Milenio: Fijan fecha para audiencia de México en contra de Ecuador en la Corte Internacional