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Briefly - February 02, 2019

GENDER VIOLENCE CALLS INCREASE – This past year in Jalisco, the number of gender violence-related 911 calls increased 25 percent on 2017 – 13,336 compared to 10,700, according to the National Secretariat of Public Security.

Tren Ligero Line 3 future uncertain

Armando Brénez Moreno, president of Jalisco’s College of Civil Engineers, recently requested more federal funds to complete Guadalajara’s unfinished third Tren Ligero (subway) line.

Women protest day care cuts

Women protest at the Minerva Glorieta Thursday over federal cuts that could see the closure of 50 percent of day care centers subsidized by the new Secretaría del Bienestar (formerly Sedesol).

Gas shortage: Jalisco business sector demands a solution

Businesses and industries in Jalisco are loosing between 200 and 250 million pesos a day as a result of the gasoline shortage, according to Daniel Curiel, the president of the state’s Council of Industrial Chambers.

Dengue drops in winter months but risk still there

Confirmed dengue cases in Jalisco quintupled in 2018 compared with 2017, according to the Epidemiology Department of the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ).

Women’s Institute to be restructured

The state government has confirmed that the Instituto Jalisciense de la Mujer (Jalisco Institute for Women of IJM) will be incorporated into a new agency with more teeth, able to deal with a wider range of gender issues thanks to a bigger budget.