Mexico and Canada agree to deepen economic ties. The two countries will officially announce this at the end of June. This will create an intergovernmental group between the two countries, similar to the one that was created between the United States and Mexico.
Mexico City’s chief of government signed an anti-corruption agreement with the OECD. This is basically saying that he can’t handle corruption in his own government, which should be enough for the people to stop voting him into office. “The chief of government was elected to govern the city, not to go around asking for help to do it,” says Seb.
Mexican futbol star, Alan Pulido, was kidnapped this weekend while leaving a party with his girlfriend. Local and federal officials spent two days searching intensely, only to have Pulido be released in the early hours of Monday morning. The details of his release were somewhat obscure, but we do know that he took advantage of his captors’ laziness, and he wrestled with one until he could get to a phone and call the emergency number in Mexico.
Over the last seven years, the state of Tamaulipas has been the national leader in reported kidnappings. There are twenty-three criminal cells that have been identified in that state. Every single institution in that state is rotten.
Seb then discusses the weekend in Mexico City: there was a man who fought back against two “low lives” who tried to rob him while the man was driving home. At an intersection, two “sub human creatures” pulled a gun on a man who was riding his scooter home. They took his phone and wallet and left. The man then followed them in a high-speed chase and ended up running over both of them.