Tokyo Olympics. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wished Mexican athletes success at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which started on Friday. “Greetings to all athletes representing Mexico. Today, the Tokyo Olympics begin and we wish our representatives on this day, in these Olympics, that they do very well. We are with them; Mexico and its people support our athletes. Courage, we are going to do well.”
Decentralization of ministries. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed that his campaign promise to decentralize the ministries of the federal government is still pending. López Obrador explained that this commitment had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he highlighted that the Ministry of Energy had moved to Tabasco and the Ministry of Food Security to Zacatecas. “We have not made much progress on this issue. For this reason, we are already planning that the Ministry of Social Welfare move to Oaxaca, Education to Puebla, Tourism to Quintana Roo, Health to Oaxaca and PEMEX to Chetumal, Quintana Roo.” López Obrador added that the Ministries of Health and Culture along with PEMEX would be transferred before the end of 2021.
‘Pegasus’ contracts. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto used a spyware called Pegasus, for which it paid US$32 million, to spy on journalists, politicians and others. This was verified and confirmed by Santiago Nieto, head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF), López Obrador said. He added that he will be presenting the case to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and notice will be given to the Tax Administration Service (SAT) for possible issues related to tax evasion. He added that it was discovered that through the Pegasus program, journalists, activists and even López Obrador himself, as opposition leader at the time, were spied on. "Only an authoritarian government can monitor citizens.
Elections in Peru. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador congratulated the new president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, who won the June 6 elections. “We congratulate the people of Peru because yesterday the electoral authorities of Peru recognized the triumph of the teacher Pedro Castillo Terrones. He is going to be the next president of the Republic of Peru and we wish him good luck.” López Obrador added that it is admirable how the electoral authorities and the Peruvian people defended the popular will and democracy.
Priority on Guerrero. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, speaking in Acapulco, announced that the state of Guerrero is and will continue to be the priority to which federal public investment will be allocated. “Guerrero is one of the priority states that we are going to continue serving in a special way because it has many shortcomings. An investment is being made. There are three states with preferential attention: Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero. We want to thank the Guerrero authorities. We have worked in a coordinated manner.” Guerrero Gov. Héctor Astudillo added that the rate for crimes such as homicide, femicide and kidnapping has fallen in the state. Chilpancingo has seen the greatest decrease in homicides, he said.