Mexico City legalises the fining of shops which give away free plastic bags in an environmental initiative.
The National Electoral Institute reports that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's coalition Juntos Hacemos Historia is projected to win between 265 and 292 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, retaining its majority but without the two-thirds majority that it previously had. His party National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) saw losses in Mexico City, previously a MORENA stronghold. López Obrador subsequently vows to do more to help the poor.
Socorro Flores Liera, Mexico's deputy foreign minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Mexico City, that during the first half of 2017, 1,420 Venezuelans have sought asylum in Mexico, a nearly four-fold jump compared to the 361 total Venezuelan asylum applicants for all of 2016, as the result of Venezuela's deepening political and economic crisis.
Luis Videgaray Caso resigns as Mexico's finance minister amid fallout over President Enrique Peña Nieto's controversial meeting with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Mexico City. Videgaray is revealed to have been the main advocate of arranging the meeting.