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Constitutional Moratorium/Navy personnel sells to organized crime

By Karin Dilge | Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:00

Constitutional Moratorium. Opposition legislators declared a constitutional moratorium against all constitutional reforms proposed by President López Obrador and his government.

During his morning conference, López Obrador criticized the “Va Por México” coalition conformed by the PRI, PAN and PRD parties for blocking his initiatives in Congress. Moreover, he said that the moratorium proposed by the alliance will not help them because the fundamental changes have already happened.

The constitutional moratorium primarily consists of blocking all reform or modification initiatives to the Mexican Constitution until the end of the current Legislature in 2024. Moreover, legislators of the PRI, PAN and PRD parties made a commitment to be attentive so that initiatives that violate the Constitution are not approved and, in those cases, they will continue to resort to constitutional control mechanisms before the Supreme Court. This moratorium will only apply on constitutional reforms.

Navy personnel sells equipment to organized crime. The Ministry of the Navy detected that some of its personnel were selling uniforms and equipment to organized crime groups. José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Minister of the Navy, reported that those marines who were identified of committing this crime have been discharged from the institution. Nevertheless, due to the lack of legal regulation in that matter and the difficulty of proving these practices, they have not been processed.

Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Minister of Defense, explained that it is very easy for outlaws to obtain uniforms and tactical equipment in the market, although not all of them have the specific characteristics of the Armed Forces of the country.

Hurricane Agatha. Alejandro Murat, Governor of Oaxaca, informed that five people are missing and nine people died because of the hurricane that hit the coasts of the state. Although federal highways, electricity services and population census have been established, the entity is still in a state of emergency. Moreover, the governor thanked Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Evelyn Salgado, Governor of Guerrero and Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, Governor of Tamaulipas for sending support.

Agatha damaged around 28,000 homes, according to the updated preliminary results of a census conducted by groups of the Ministry of Wellbeing. Murat mentioned that the agricultural sector was hit severely, as 80,000ha of coffee fields were damaged. 

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