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Dissident teachers fired for boycotting evaluations bo

Mexico’s Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño has insisted that his decision to fire 3,360 teachers “is irrevocable.” The teachers were let go because they failed to attend mandatory evaluation tests, which were part of sweeping reforms introduced by President Enrique Peña Nieto, designed to significantly improve educational standards in the nation. 

Ten things to know about the papal visit to Mexico

Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday, February 12 for a week-long trip. It is four decades since Pope John Paul II began his papacy with a visit to Mexico, and the current pontiff has earned similar support among the citizens of the country. Francis will also begin his visit by praying at the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe but after that, his tour will take him into uncharted papal territory.