Letter to Spain to be made public? / Get vaccinatedBy Sofía Hanna | Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:25
General announcements. Before the start of the morning news conference's official agenda, Ricardo Sheffield, Head of the Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer (PROFECO), made some preliminary announcements. He said the most expensive fuel at the moment is located in Jalisco, the amount of money received through remittances totaled US$3.628 billion in December, which implies a 14 percent increase and marked a record number for 2020. Finally, Sheffield said that PROFECO would sanction 16 medical oxygen distributors because they had abused pricing.
Learn at Home III. Head of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) Esteban Moctezuma announced the launch of "Learn at Home III." "Undoubtedly, mixed education was born in Mexico, which means that public education is already equipped to work both in-person and remotely," he said. With this third version, Moctezuma said that 93 percent of the teachers are equipped and prepared for this challenge.
Letter to Spain should be public. In 2019, the president sent a letter to Spain asking the government to apologize for the conquest of Mexico. Today, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked for the letter to made public. “If you want, we can read it to open the week. We have nothing to hide. It is no longer the time of corrupt governments that dominated throughout the neoliberal period and that had to hide information, holding it back."
The passing of Leticia Ánimas. The president sent his condolences after the death of Leticia Ánimas, Coordinator of Scholarships for Wellbeing, who died of complications from COVID-19. "Leti Ánimas has just passed away. She was the coordinator of the scholarship program of our government, an extraordinary woman. It is harrowing news. Originally from Puebla, she was a social fighter whom I entrusted with the management of the delivery of scholarships to students from poor families. She was responsible and followed her convictions. Our condolences to her relatives."
COVID-19 vaccine application. AMLO urged Mexican citizens to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they have the opportunity and not to fear the possible side effects. “They are taking care that the vaccine helps, heals; the only option we have, the only alternative to face this pandemic, is the vaccine.”
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