Another Candidacy Revoked?/Subway Accident UpdateBy Sofía Hanna | Fri, 05/07/2021 - 11:39
Arturo Zaldívar. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he held a meeting with Arturo Zaldívar, head of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), to discuss corruption. “We meet periodically with the president of the Court, for work relationships. There is autonomy, independence, but we are powers of the Mexican State and we have to deal with issues,” López Obrador said. López Obrador highlighted that the two talked about cleaning up corruption and respecting the independence of legislative and judicial entities.
INE. López Obrador said the National Electoral Institute (INE) was considering revoking the registration of MORENA candidate for governor of San Luis Potosi Mónica Rangel. “They have already revoked the registration of two candidates and now they are going for another and this is tolerated,” López Obrador said. INE has not yet made an official announcement. Earlier, INE had withdrawn the registrations of candidates Félix Salgado and Raul Morón.
Subway accident. López Obrador said the government is awaiting a verdict on what caused the collapse of an overpass in a Mexico City subway station on Monday night that killed 25 people. He also mentioned that reporters Joaquín López-Dóriga and Héctor Aguilar Camín had blamed him for the tragedy in Tlahuac. However, the Metro is under the purview of the government of Mexico City, not the federal government, López Obrador said. He applauded Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum for bringing in outside experts to provide an opinion of the collapse at Metro Olivos.
Joe Biden. The president applauded US President Joe Biden’s policies regarding immigration issues. “Recognizing the residence of more than 10 million migrants, regularizing more than 10 million migrants, including, of course, our countrymen, is a very important step,” López Obrador said. Biden has said he supports legislative efforts to legalize the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country.
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