Anti-inflationary Plan. After meeting with food growers, President López Obrador said they had reached an agreement to maintain the cost of basic food products in order to control inflation. Moreover, he said that on Oct. 3 growers will attend his morning conference to inform about the plan.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reported that during the first two weeks of September the National Index of Consumer Prices (INPC) increased 0.41 percent compared to the last two weeks of August, with rising annual inflation of 8.76 percent. López Obrador said that producers, distributors and retail chains like Soriana, Chedraui and Walmart Mexico participated in the agreement.
Minimum Wage. President López Obrador announced that there will be a considerable increase to the minimum wage and will seek the consensus of the government, private sector and employees.
Judicial Power. President López Obrador said that the Judicial Power is not working and that it needs to reform. The president criticized judge Samuel Ventura Ramos for acquitting the 24 detainees for the murder and disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. Moreover, the National Association of Circuit and District Judges lamented the constant hostile environment that exists against judges after emitting a resolution.
The Third District Judge in Federal Criminal Proceedings in Matamoros, Tamaulipas Samuel Ventura Ramos issued an absolute sentence, in which he acquitted 24 detainees in the Ayotzinapa case and formally sentenced three of the four military detained. Previously, former Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam filed appeals against the case, arguing that the Truth Commission of the Ayotzinapa Case is unconstitutional. Until now, the president of the Supreme Court (SCJN) Arturo Zaldívar said that the case will be reviewed by the Tribunal and affirmed that it will probably generate an intense legal, constitutional and political debate.
In 2014, during former president Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero and the government reported they were murdered by the United Warriors Cartel in Cocula. According to the past administration, it was the Iguala police who handed over the students to the criminal group. Nevertheless, since the reopening of the case with new findings incriminating Enrique Peña Nieto’s government are popping up.
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