In a dialog with young Mexicans, the president answered questions about Donald Trump, gay marriage, and revelations that he copied large chunks of his undergraduate thesis.
More than two weeks after deadly clashes in Mexico between a teachers union and police, wounded residents are too afraid to seek proper healthcare, and the investigation into what happened appears stuck.
With police attempts to clear union blockades last month resulting in a death toll, the threat of further violence hangs over the continuing highway blockades.
The authorities say the airlifts will restock state-subsidized stores in 300 poverty-stricken communities in the southern state of Oaxaca that it says are running out of food because supplies cannot get through teachers’ roadblocks.
The bloodbath at a highway blockade has become a symbol of how explosive politics can been in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. It has also brought criticism raining down on the government’s use of live ammunition.
The victims died during clashes between police and radical teachers demonstrating against sweeping education reforms. The teachers say police shot them all. The police blame violent elements within the protests.
Protesters have accused the police of "a massacre." The police have blamed "violent groups" within the protest movement.
The union uses radical tactics and required attendance at protests among its members to pressure federal authorities who want to overhaul Mexico's poorly performing public school system. Will the CNTE ever be satisfied?
Protesters burned ballots and attacked polling places in Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Exit polls were suggesting tight races in key state governor races, including Nuevo Leon, where indie candidate "El Bronco" was pulling ahead.
Remember 2000? Fifteen years since the transition to a multi-party democracy, Mexico's PRI machine is back in power and presiding over a fearful, sour midterm vote. President Peña Nieto's party will likely retain control of Congress.
Mexico's largest dissident teachers union CNTE carried out attacks against electoral offices in five states. A strike in Oaxaca is affecting 1 million students, as federal officials bowed to a demand on education reform.