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Attacking Freedom, Democracy/General Motors

By Sofía Hanna | Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:51

De la Garza launches complaint. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that his government has nothing to hide after the PRI-PRD coalition candidate for governor of Nuevo Leon, Adrián de la Garza, denounced López Obrador for intervening in the election. “We have nothing to hide. We are fighting for democracy, and any organization can come, the doors are open, we do not prevent anyone from observing what is happening in the country.” De la Garza denounced López Obrador before the Organization of American States (OAS), saying the president had violated and attacked freedom and democracy in Mexico.

 

Vaccination campaign. López Obrador announced that before the end of May, all public, private school teachers and those over 50 years old will be vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least the first dose. The vaccination plan is being finalized so that in-person classes can begin once again.

 

General Motors. AMLO announced that a response had already been sent to the US regarding the allegations of labor violations at a General Motors plant in Mexico. The union at the plant has been accused of vote tampering. “We have already responded to the complaint from the US because, in effect, a recount (of the vote) was carried out at the plant of this company to resolve the ownership of the contract and there were many irregularities in the election.” López Obrador also said that the US “is right,” adding that, “we have to restore the election process and that we accept the recommendation of the United States.” The US asked Mexico to review the allegations under a new labor enforcement mechanism agreed in the USMCA treaty that replaced NAFTA. It’s the first time the mechanism has been used by any signatory to the treaty.

 

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Gobierno de México
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Sofía Hanna Sofía Hanna Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst