PAN leader Ricardo Anaya denied he has begun a political campaign setting his eyes on the 2018 presidential race.
Anaya responded to 18 PAN members who asked him not to use party funds to project himself using questionable means and falling into a serious conflict of interest.
Anaya issued a press release to insist that he is focusing on party responsibilities.
++ Former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte was due to appear Tuesday at a PRI party justice committee that was to decide on whether he is expelled from the party. Duarte has disappeared since he was granted a leave of absence as governor. An arrest warrant has been issued against him to face corruption charges.
++ Monterrey Mayor Adrián de la Garza denied he has ties to Juan Manuel Muñoz Luévano, a.k.a. Mono Muñoz, an alleged operative of the Los Zetas drug cartel in Europe.
De la Garza said that the accusations could very well be in retaliation because of his fight against drug traffickers. He said he could file a lawsuit for libel.
++ Unknown attackers killed Silvia Rodríguez García, the sister of the Security commissioner in Naucalpan, Mexico State, Arturo Rodríguez García.
The murder occurred Monday near the victim’s home in the Mirador Santa Rosa district, in Cuautitlán Izcalli.
++ President Enrique Peña Nieto received diplomatic credentials from 20 new ambassadors, among them Franco Coppola, the new Apostolic Nuncio. At a press conference, Coppola said the Holy See is concerned about violence in Mexico.
++ Ricardo Bucio, the executive secretary of the National System to Protect Girls, Boys and Adolescents said that although the budget assigned to the nation’s children in 2017 will increase by 2.9 percent, this will be insufficient to protect children adequately.
++ The annual inflation rate in Mexico reached its highest level in 18 months reaching 3.09 per cent in the first half of October, and going above the goal set by the Central Bank. This is the highest two-week inflation rate since the second half of April 2015.
++ Summer Savings Time will end next Su