Feminicide in Nuevo León/ US company and Government negotiate
Debanhi Escobar’s body found. The Ministry for Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) informed that a body rescued from a water tank in Nuevo León matches the description of the 18-year-old girl who disappeared on April 9th. The body has already been rescued from the Motel’s tank and transferred to the Medical Forensics Service to confirm genetically that it is Debanhi’s body.
The cause of death is still unknown and President López Obrador offered the support of the federal government to Nuevo León’s authorities to help with the investigation in the disappearance and death of Debanhi.
In the last couple of weeks, Mexico has seen an increase in disappearances in the State of Nuevo León. According to the National Registry of Missing and Non-Localized People, between March 20 and April 20 Nuevo León registered 83 missing women. The northern state was the fifth entity with the highest numbers of feminicides and the first in human trafficking in 2021.
Vulcan Materials reaches Agreement with Federal Government. Adán Augusto López, Head of the Interior Ministry (SEGOB), announced that the Federal Government and US company Vulcan Materials reached an agreement for the company’s plant Calica, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, to be transformed into a natural complex that will benefit from the Mayan Train project.
The president commented that after a meeting with the legal representative of the firm, it was agreed that Vulcan Materials will be able to export the already extracted materials of the region for the next three years. Moreover, military engineers will visit the area to determine if the construction materials of the company can be of any use for the Mayan Train. The possibility of building a train station will also be analyzed and the company will donate 400 hectares.
At the beginning of the year, the president accused Vulcan Materials of extracting stone materials without the required permits in its Calica plant and proposed them to change its business activities and use the land for the development of a touristic complex.
AMLO meets with Canadian and US businessmen. President López Obrador explained he will meet with US and Canadian businessmen in Veracruz today, where he held his morning conference, in order to evaluate investment possibilities, specially for the federal project of the Interoceanic Corridor in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR) will be in charge of protecting the area and the project.
Furthermore, he said that the project will benefit the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas and Tabasco.