Authorities arrested Santiago Calvo López, the head of the Emiliano Zapata Independent Proletarian Organization, who took part in an incident to humiliate teachers in Comitán, Chiapas by shaving their heads.
As a response to the arrest, members of the group vandalized the local office of the state attorney general’s office and set fire to four vehicles.
++ José Luis Pavel Escobar, a spokesman for Section Seven of the Dissident National Teachers Union Coordinadora group in Chiapas denied that CNTE members took part in the incident in which alleged dissident teachers shaved the heads of other teachers and made them walk barefoot.
Pavel said the people who carried out the shavings are infiltrated provocateurs or other hired thugs.
++ Dissident teachers from Oaxaca, Chiapas and Michoacán are traveling to Mexico City to take part in a march to the Mexico City International Airport set for Friday, June 3.
++ The president of the National Human Rights Commission, Luis Raúl González Pérez, condemned the intimidating and humiliating actions against teachers… He called for punishment for those who are responsible.
++ And in Oaxaca, members of the dissident CNTE Section 22 surrounded and held six state police officers who were seeking to impede the teachers from setting up a blockade on the Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido Federal Highway 175, near the Oaxaca city international airport.
++ Campaigns in elections in 14 states wrapped up and starting Thursday candidates are not allowed to campaign further. Polls are set for Sunday.
The National Electoral Institute said that party candidates spent 2.233 billion pesos, and independent candidates spent an additional 27 million pesos.
++ Authorities in Tamaulipas announced that more than 16,000 federal and state troops will be deployed on Sunday to guarantee peaceful elections.
++ Four days before polls in Chihuahua, Governor César Duarte announced that electricity rates would be lowered by up to 70 percent in the state.
++ President Enrique Peña Nieto said that by the end of his six-year-term Mexican ports will have received private and public investments amounting to over 62 billion pesos and the goal of achieving operational capacity of over 500 million tons will have been met.
++ The Metropolitan Environment Commission suspended the phase one environment emergency decreed on Tuesday because of high ozone levels. On Thursday, cars with green decals and license plates ending in one and two are not allowed to circulate.