Fewer Kidnappings/AMLO RecoveringBy Sofía Hanna | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 12:43
Missing persons. Olga Sánchez Cordero, Minister of the Interior (SEGOB), along with Alejandro Encinas, Deputy Minister of Human Rights, Population and Migration, discussed the government’s progress on its human rights goals. Encinas said that in 2020, kidnappings decreased by 22.39 percent, compared to 2019, and reported a drop of 33 percent and 18 percent respectively in the number of clandestine graves located and the discovery of buried bodies.
Abortion debate in Mexico. Sánchez Cordero addressed the statement she made that abortion would be legal in Mexico if Mexican women so decided. “We must move forward because the death of many women would be avoided. The issue is to decriminalize conduct.” She said that a pregnancy term of three months to make the decision could be part of a possible agreement.
Bodies found in Guanajuato. Karla Quintana, head of the National Search Commission, said that from Oct. 20 to Dec. 17, 2020, there were three discoveries of mass clandestine graves in Guanajuato. “We have been able to verify that most of the people are young, including adolescents and many women.”
AMLO’s Health. Sánchez Cordero reiterated that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was continuing his recovery from COVID-19. “He is very well, he is very calm, he is resting because of the disease but he is very happy and very optimistic. The medical team is treating him with the right medications. His health is improving rapidly and I believe that in a few days, he will be able to be with us,” said Sánchez Cordero. The president was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus on Sunday.
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