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Call for Transparency / Plans to Address Violence

By Sofía Hanna | Fri, 11/26/2021 - 13:45

Violence in Guanajuato. Andrés Manuel López Obrador pointed out during his morning conference that the biggest problem in Guanajuato is the homicides resulting from gang confrontations. The president announced that he would reinforce security through the National Guard, the Ministry of Defense (SEDENA) and the Navy. “Seventeen National Guard barracks have already been built and there are many elements of SEDENA and the Navy. We are working in a coordinated manner with the state government,” he said. After this, the head of SEDENA reported that in October, 239 homicides were registered in Guanajuato. Despite these numbers, the state no longer occupies first place in homicides per 100,000 inhabitants by accumulated cases.

 

New Governors. López Obrador asked the governors who initiate mandates in different states of the country not to cover up acts of corruption of past administrations. This came after the president was questioned about the case of former Governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles, whom the current state government accuses of alleged fraud reaching MX$5.186 billion (US$238 million). The president assured that even though it was not his goal to persecute his opponents or take revenge, “as the government cannot be used for this,” he considered that the current Michoacan Governor, Alfredo Ramírez, “does well” by not covering up corruption crimes.

 

Municipal Palace of Guaymas. López Obrador lamented the attack that took place near the Municipal Palace of Guaymas, Sonora on Thursday night, which resulted in three deaths. “It was not a direct attack on the mayor. The mayor and the municipal minister of public security were present during a women’s protest. The two of them came down to talk with them and at that moment, the attack occurred,” he said.

 

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