Health Secretary José Narro Robles called on the Senate to approve the draft law bill on Marihuana for Medicinal use, that President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted to the Senate on April 21.
++ The Sinaloa prosecutor’s office investigative Police commander, Jesús Antonio Aguilar Iñiguez, confirmed that military troops checked the arms of police agents and interrogated staff who worked on the day of the ambush against soldiers in Culiacán. He said there were no arrests.
The commander said that 36 members of the Special Forces Air Mobile Group testified, but none of them were arrested.
++ Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said that over 3,000 army, navy and federal police agents will beef up security in eight municipalities in Mexico State with the highest crime rates.
Federal forces will be deployed in Ecatepec, Nezahualcóyotl, Tlalnepantla, Naucalpan, Tultitlan, Valle de Chalco, Técamac and Chimalhuacán.
++ Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Secretary General José Ángel Gurría, said that the enactment of the National Anti-Corruption System ion June 18 established the legal foundations to fight corruption in Mexico.
However, he said that 75 percent of local auditing agencies are receiving failing grades concerning their ability to attack corruption.
++ The interim head of the Public Office Secretariat Javier Vargas called on businessmen to report corrupt officials since they are harming citizens.
++ Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu said that temporary tensions between Mexico and the United States will not damage their bilateral relationship, based on trust and respect.
At a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, Ruiz Massieu said that shared work by the two nations guarantees security and prosperity in the region. Later, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met privately with President Enrique Peña Nieto, at Los Pinos.
++ Senators from across the political spectrum in Mexico began a campaign called #DilesQueVoten, #TellThemToVote, seeking to encourage 25 million Latinos living in the United States to go out and vote against Donald Trump on November 8.
++ Bank of Mexico Deputy Governor Javier Guzmán said that in recent weeks the possibility that the Mexican peso depreciation could affect prices in Mexico. He also said that there is a possibility of further pressure on the Mexican currency in coming weeks because of upcoming elections in the United States.
Guzmán said that Mexican financial authorities could step in to take measures to shore up the Mexican peso in the exchange market if special circumstances strongly affecting the value of the peso should arise.