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Ángel Yael Ignacio Murder/Central America and Cuba Tour

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Karin Dilge By Karin Dilge | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Mon, 05/02/2022 - 12:58

Ángel Yael Ignacio Murder. President López Obrador assured there will be no impunity in the murder of student Angel Yael Ignacio in Guanajuato. Moreover, he said there is already someone detained for the case and investigations are being carried out.

Last Wednesday, in the middle of a persecution carried out by the National Guard, Ángel Yael Ignacio, a student of the Guanajuato University in Irapuato died from a bullet impact and Edith Alejandra, another student, was severely hurt. These federal elements were participating in “dissuasive activities” in a PEMEX pipe when the students passed by the area. . They did not understand the Guard´s instructions and became persecution objects and were attacked.

The Attorney General of Guanajuato informed last Thursday that the responsible for Ángel’s murder was immediately arrested in the Public Ministry of Irapuato. Nevertheless, with the new obtained information it is necessary for all members of the National Guard that participated in the operation to be investigated, said the president. . 

Central America and Cuba Tour. The President gave details on the trip he will be making from May 5 to 8. The president will be accompanied by First Lady Beatriz Gutiérrez, the Minister of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Edrard, and the Defense and Navy Ministers.

His first stop will be in Guatemala and then he will visit El Salvador, Honduras, Belize and Cuba where he will meet the presidents of those countries to discuss topics like regional development and cooperation.

Mayan Train. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) informed that currently more than 3,000 archeological remains have been found in the construction works of the Mayan Train. Among them are furniture, sherds, ceramic teeth and even human burial sites.

Furthermore, SEMARNAT explained that in the five states where the train passes, around 142 million trees will be planted, which is superior to the 300,000 that will be cut down in section 5, which has caused much of controversy.

Section 5 of the Mayan Train has caused much controversy ever since a video showing celebrities complain about the environmental damage caused by the Mayan Train construction went viral and a federal judge in Yucatan suspended construction work in section 5 south due to the lack of environmental impact assessments.


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