Judicial Branch. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that it is not necessary for the president of the Supreme Court, Norma Piña, to debate with the Senate on the extinction of the trusts of the Judiciary. He added that Piña wants to create controversy instead of finding a solution.
Last week, the proposal for the disappearance of 13 trusts linked to the Judicial Branch was approved, which seeks to cut more than MX$15 billion (US$836.6 million) in funds. Following the announcement, the National Renewal Union called for a work stoppage, arguing that the proposal affects workers’ labor rights.
In May, Mexicans marched in favor of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN). The protest comes in response to the constant attacks by the federal government, led by President López Obrador and figures from MORENA. Accusations of privileges and conflicts of interest have escalated following the annulment of the first part of the 'Plan B' of the Electoral Reform.
IMSS-Bienestar. IMSS Director Zoé Robledo said that 8,134 health sector workers have benefited from the IMSS-Bienestar program.
The Mexican health system is experiencing a deep transformation. The integration of health services through IMSS-Bienestar aims at offering care to those who are not affiliated to other public institutions, such as ISSSTE or ISSFAM. The IMSS-Bienestar program also seeks to benefit Mexican science by boosting the development of research programs. The federal government expects all entities to operate within the IMSS-Bienestar program by 2040. So far, 23 states have joined the program, benefiting 253 hospitals, 21 specialty medical units and more than 4,000 health centers.
Palenque Summit. López Obrador assures that Latin American presidents were surprised with the country’s migration programs during the Palenque Summit. "It was a meeting for a fraternal neighborhood with greater cooperation."
Last weekend, Latin American leaders met to address the region's migration crisis at the Palenque Summit in Chiapas, Mexico. The Summit was hosted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who welcomed the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel; the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro; the President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro; the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro; and representatives from Haiti, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and Haiti. These leaders signed a 13-point agreement aimed at improving the lives of Latin Americans to reduce the root causes of migration, such as lack of employment. One of the points agreed was that Mexico's Sowing Life and Youth Building the Future programs will be exported to other Latin American countries to better address the crisis.