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Ayotzinapa anniversary/ Popular consultation

By Karin Dilge | Mon, 09/26/2022 - 12:14

Ayotzinapa anniversary. To commemorate the 8th anniversary of Ayotzinapa, President López Obrador urged protestors to avoid violence. Moreover, he pointed out that his government is working to provide justice for the case.

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.

Popular consultation. President López Obrador said that he does not want the National Electoral Institute (INE) to be involved in the popular consultation about the army conducting public security duties until 2028. Moreover, he expressed that his government will look for legal means to carry out the consultation even if the results are not binding.

The consultation would be based on three questions regarding the army´s participation in public security duties. The people would have to answer the following three questions: if they agree with the creation and operation of the National Guard, if it should depend on SEDENA and if it should prolong its civil duties until 2028.

Since the president´s initiative was not approved by the senators to extend the military plan until 2028, López Obrador instead proposed a popular consultation.

Grupo Firme concert. President López Obrador applauded that more than 280,000 people assisted a mega concert organized by Mexico City’s Government. Furthermore, he congratulated Mexico City’s Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum for the initiative.

Sheinbaum detailed that this Sunday’s concert broke a record in the number of attendees. López Obrador considers the possibility of organizing another free concert where famous Mexican singers such as Cristian Nodal and Belinda could participate.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Milenio, MBN, Joaquín López Doriga
Karin Dilge Karin Dilge Journalist and Industry Analyst