COFEPRIS Bans Redotex / Migrants Kidnapped
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COFEPRIS Bans Redotex / Migrants Kidnapped

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Paloma Duran By Paloma Duran | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 05/18/2023 - 10:29

Regional Inflation Plan. President López Obrador said that the summit against inflation in Latin America was postponed due to the differences in the agendas of each country and not because of his COVID-19 infection. "I have to talk to them soon because time is running out and we do not want to leave work unfinished. We will achieve these objectives, I promise."


Last month, President López Obrador led the first meeting to create a regional anti-inflation plan.  The President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, joined the meeting, along with the President of Brazil, Lula de Silva; the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro; the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel; the President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro; the President of Bolivia, Luis Arce; the President of Belize, Juan Antonio Briceño and the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández. Venezuelan Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, and Colombian Minister of Trade and Industry, Germán Umaña, also participated. The new trade agreement seeks to improve and facilitate commercial, logistical and financial conditions between Latin American countries to find products at better prices and especially help the most economically vulnerable. 


COFEPRIS Bans Redotex. Alejandro Ernesto Svarch, Head of COFEPRIS, announced that the drug Redotex for weight loss has been banned due to health risks. “It deteriorates health and can be lethal. It subjects the organism to a state of stress, characterized by maintaining an intensely accelerated metabolism that is perceived with an increase in body temperature, arterial hypertension, sweating, diarrhea, dry mouth and insomnia.”


Redotex was sold in Mexico for 24 years and according to COFEPRIS, over 800 reports of health issues were filed during that time. Previous governments allegedly approved this drug through corruption since their surveillance mechanisms were mere simulations.


Kidnapping of Migrants in Matehuala. Minister of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, reported that 49 out of the 50 kidnapped migrants have already been located. “We still do not have detainees. Migrants will provide some data that can help us identify people. We are still looking for the drivers. They are our main concern.”


Early on Monday morning, a bus transporting migrants from Central and South America was kidnapped, allegedly by Gulf Cartel members. Another group was abducted in April and their release was subject to payment.

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