The death toll rose to seven in clashes Sunday in Oaxaca between federal and state forces with dissident National Teachers Union Section 22 teachers, sympathizers and local residents.
Oaxaca Governor Gabino Cué said that one of hospitalized victims died.
He acknowledged that he asked for police intervention on the request of labor groups and the private sector leaders after seven days of road blockades.
++ President Enrique Peña Nieto lamented the deaths in clashes Sunday in Oaxaca.
Peña Nieto sent a tweet out on his Twitter account to say that he had given the federal Attorney General’s Office instructions to support the Oaxaca state attorney general’s office in the investigation into the shooting deaths.
++ The National Security Commission ordered the Internal Affairs Unit and the General Inspector’s Office to begin investigations into the deaths.
++ Adelfo Regino Montes resigned as Secretary of Indigenous Affairs in Oaxaca in protest over the clashes in Oaxaca.
++ Senate speaker Roberto Gil Zuarth said there can be no going back on education reform and it is not up for debate.
He said the federal government must present a strategy to solve the conflict in Oaxaca.
++ U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson lamented violence in Oaxaca and ruled out a U.S: travel alert warning citizens not to travel to Oaxaca.
++ Manlio Fabio Beltrones resigned as PRI chief two weeks after elections on June 5, two weeks after his party won five out of 12 governor’s races. Beltrones said his resignation will allow the party to have the leadership that the party needs to transform it.
++ The Sinaloa Education Secretariat said that 16 escuelas in 12 communities in the mountainous region of Badiraguato, suspended classes because of a wave of violent incidents.
++ The Tax Administration Service identified and is investigating 311 private citizens and companies linked to the so-called Panama Papers. The SAT said it collected 300 million pesos in taxes from those 311 private citizens and companies.
++ Tropical storm Danielle unleashed rains in Veracruz, Tamaulipas and Mexico City. Danielle has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 95 kilometers per hour.
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