Luis Arce / Care for Natural ResourcesBy Sofía Hanna | Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:05
Bolivian president visiting Mexico. President of Bolivia Luis Arce arrived in Mexico yesterday on his first official visit abroad since taking office in November 2020. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Arce was his guest because he has “demonstrated a new way of governing in favor of the people and in favor, especially, of the poorest.” Tomorrow, Arce will take part in a tribute in honor of indigenous peoples in Champoton, Campeche, “because they represent the dignity of a people that fights for justice, for freedoms, for democracy and to assert the sovereignty of peoples and nations,” said López Obrador. Arce mentioned that in Bolivia, his government had reduced extreme poverty, from 38 percent to 15 percent, despite the fact that after the coup in 2019 against previous President Evo Morales, the country “was broken, destroyed and that today we have to build.”
COVID-19. AMLO said the government would speed up its vaccination campaign to prevent a a possible third wave of contagions. “We are going to increase the number of daily vaccinations,” he said. “Despite the fact that the infections have dropped, we want to prevent the third wave from being very strong, especially for older adults.” Between Sunday and Monday, a new batch of 2.7 million AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive in Mexico.
Preserving natural resources. AMLO stated that the government is putting a great deal of effort into the management and care of oil and other natural resources to “leave the inheritance to the new generations.”
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