César Duarte Case/Military deployment to Control MigrationBy Karin Dilge | Wed, 06/08/2022 - 11:35
César Duarte Case. President López Obrador announced he will ask for a complete revision of the legal case against Chihuahua’s former governor, César Duarte, in order for him to be prosecuted for all crimes he committed, these include criminal association and embezzlement.
PRI´s Duarte was governor of Chihuahua from 2010 to 2016 and last week he was extradited to Mexico after spending two years in Miami, Florida. He was handed over to the Mexican authorities to be judged in the state´s court. There are 20 arrest warrants against him for diversion of public resources adding MX$1.2 billion, embezzlement for MX$14 million, illicit enrichment, abuse of power, among others. López Obrador informed he will make sure Duarte is processed for all crimes.
Military deployment to Control Migration. President López Obrador said the deployment of military elements to stop migrant waves coming from Central America trying to cross to the US is normal.
Mexican armed forces deployed 28,000 elements of the National Guard, the Navy and the Army to stop and control migration in the southern border of the country through four contention lines. .
López Obrador informed that when Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard returns from the Summit of the Americas a meeting to discuss migration issues will be held. .
COVID-19. President López Obrador clarified that despite the increase in COVID-19 infections, a rise in hospitalizations or deaths has not been registered in Mexico.
The Ministry of Health recognized a growing tendency of COVID-19 infections in Aguascalientes, Baja California, Campeche, Ciudad de México, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Sinaloa and Yucatán. From May 29 to June 4 the country registered 18,539 cases with a daily average of 2,000. Nonetheless, the Ministry emphasized that the increment in cases has not yet had an impact on the number of hospital admissions. The national occupancy rate of general beds is at 3 percent while beds with ventilators are at 1 percent. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Mexico has registered 5,7 million total infections and 325,000 deaths.