AMLO Decries ‘Black Campaign’/Outsourcing ReformBy Sofía Hanna | Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:02
Another AMLO brother in video. After the publication of a video that apparently shows President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s brother Martín Jesús receiving a “donation” of money, the president said that this was part of the “black campaign” against him by his adversaries. “It does not surprise me that this happens because many vested interests that are dedicated to stealing and looting in the government are being affected. It is the attitude of official journalism linked to corruption and power,” said the president. In the video, David León, the former head of the federal Civil Protection agency, is seen giving Martín Jesús López Obrador cash. “It was a personal treatment of David León and my brother, however they tie, they get together, to show that it is money for the campaign, political money for me, which is not true.” The video was reportedly taken in 2015 during the first MORENA campaign. MORENA is López Obrador’s party. A video released last year purported to show another of López Obrador’s brothers, Pio, receiving cash, also from León.
Violence in Aguililla. López Obrador asked the people of Aguililla, Michoacan, not to fall into violence and manipulation. The area is in the throes of violent campaign by organized crime and a comprehensive welfare program is being implemented by the federal government. López Obrador announced that Rosa Icela Rodríguez, Minister of Public Safety and Protection, is overseeing the situation and that today she will meet with representatives of various federal government ministries to see that the welfare program is carried out.
Outsourcing Reform. Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare Luisa María Alcalde announced that two months after taking into account the Outsourcing Reform, 830,000 workers have left the scheme and have been recognized by their employers. “We must remember that we are still in the implementation period; there is still approximately a month and a half of the transitory deadlines, so this figure of 830,000 will most likely increase,” Alcalde said. She also pointed out that the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) has reported that the average base salary contribution has increased to 11 percent since the beginning of the reform. The reform, proposed by López Obrador in November and which passed the Senate in mid-April, prevents companies from relying solely on subcontracting for their workforce, allowing the practice only for certain roles.
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