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President López Obrador
President López Obrador
August 16, 2022
Ministry of Education to evaluate damages/Rescue of Mine Workers

Ministry of Education will evaluate damages caused by COVID-19. President López Obrador said that the new minister of education, Leticia Ramírez, will have to carry out an evaluation of the damages caused by the pandemic on Mexico´s education sector. Furthermore, the president assured that Ramírez will strengthen the education sector and will establish a good relationship between teachers and student´s families.

Leticia Ramírez was previously Head of Citizen Services from 2000 to 2012. She was also an advisor to the Ministry of the Environment from 2012 to 2018. In addition, she has been a leader of Section 9 of both the National Union of Education Workers and the Coordinator for the National Education Workers.

AMLO
AMLO
August 15, 2022
Rescue of Mine Workers/Violence in Several States

Rescue of mine workers. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that foreign rescuers could help the Mexican government in its search for the lost miners in Coahuila. “It is not ruled out because we want to do everything possible to rescue them. If necessary, we will bring rescuers from anywhere in the world.”

AMLO
AMLO
August 12, 2022
Rescue of Mine Workers/More Pending Reforms

Rescue of mine workers. Minister of National Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval announced that this Friday the authorities are expected to have the necessary water levels for rescuers to enter the collapsed mine in Coahuila. Currently, well one is 1.7m deep, well two is 2.9m deep and well three is 4.7m deep. “A 150-horsepower pump was introduced to run overnight. We had good results and we hope that today we will have the necessary levels for the rescue to start”.

AMLO
AMLO
August 11, 2022
Mayan Train Construction/AICM Flights Will Be Reduced

 

Rescue of mine workers. National Coordinator of Civil Protection Laura Velázquez Alzúa assured that there is no risk of a collapse at the coal mine in Coahuila, where 10 mine workers are trapped. In addition, Velázquez stressed that at no time were the rescue efforts suspended, as reported by the media. "We are facing weather difficulties. However,  we are not going to leave the area until we rescue the 10 miners.”

AMLO
AMLO
August 10, 2022
Mine Workers Rescuing Efforts/Internet for Everyone

Rescue of mine workers. National Coordinator of Civil Protection Laura Velázquez Alzúa assured that Mexican authorities are hours away from rescuing the 10 workers trapped in the coal mine in Coahuila. “It has been an intense week. We are completing 1,588 continuous hours of work. Soon we will have an evaluation meeting with SEDENA and we expect rescuers to be able to enter anytime today."

On August 3, 15 miners were working at a depth of 60m in the coal mine located in Sabinas, Coahuila, when the walls of the tunnels collapsed, flooding the three pits. For a week, the authorities have been draining the water to enter the mine and rescue the miners, whose health status remains unknown. At the time of the accident, five of the 15 mine workers managed to escape. Currently, the relatives of the victims have complained about the lack of transparency and progress of the authorities.