Summary of the most important news in Mexico for January 10th, 2017

The man who allegedly shot at a U.S. official at the Consulate in Guadalajara, Zia Zafar has been handed over to U.S. authorities and is no longer in Mexico.
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President Enrique Peña Nieto signed an agreement with business leaders to strengthen the economy and not unleash increases to prices following gasoline hikes.
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However, the Owners Confederation, the COPARMEX, failed to sign the agreement saying it was incomplete and insufficient.
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Finance Secretary José Antonio Meade lamented the fact that the COPARMEX did not sign the agreement with the government to strengthen the economy.
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Meade met with 21 governors to explain to them the reasons for setting the gasoline increases and the impact on public finances.
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As protests continued to rage throughout Mexico against gasoline hikes Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong pledged to act firmly against vandalism and attacks against government property.
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The federal government identified 10 states as dangerous areas because of protests and citizens ransacking stores. Authorities said that radical groups are involved and government officials.

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The Morelos State Lawyers College filed a lawsuit seeking a legal protection writ or amparo against gasoline hikes. Next Monday they will file a second legal complaint. If they are granted an amparo they will be able to buy gasoline at the December rate.
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Seven municipalities in Comalapa and Chicomuselo stopped selling gasoline after a group seized a station and gave away gasoline.
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Thousands of activists marched to the Zócalo from the Insurgentes subway stop and the Angel of Independence to protest against gasoline increases.
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International Monetary Fund officials said that Mexico is facing unrest within its borders and is facing outside uncertainty such as the depreciation of the peso and the policies of Donald Trump, from a position of “strength.”
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The CEO of the Fiat Chrysler group in Mexico, Bruno Cattori, said the group will stick to its production plans in Mexico manufacturing the Compass Jeep in Toluca for Europe and the U.S. market.

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