MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s central bank says money sent home by Mexican migrants rose 11.4% in 2020 to a new high despite the coronavirus pandemic. The banks said Tuesday that migrants sent home a record $40.6 billion in 2020, including $4 billion last March alone, which was a new high for a single month. The record flow for 2020 compared to $36.4 billion sent by Mexican migrants in 2019. The rise was much better than other countries, which have seen drops in the money flowing home from their migrants because of job losses or reductions in hours due to the pandemic.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities arrested a former governor on charges that he had a reporter who investigated a pedophilia ring illegally arrested and tortured. On Thursday, Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero confirmed the arrest of Mario Marín, ex-governor of Puebla, in Acapulco the previous day. Marín was scheduled to appear before a judge in Cancun. Marín, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, governed Puebla from 2005 to 2011. Journalist Lydia Cacho had published a book about a pedophilia ring operated by powerful men. In December 2005, Marín sent police to arrest Cacho in Cancun.