Marcelo Ebrard. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador celebrated the decision of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, to remain in MORENA. “(Ebrard) has proven to be a responsible man. There is always a personal interest, but this does not have to come before the interest of the people."
In September, MORENA selected former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinabum as its presidential candidate. Ebrard requested the annulment of the results of MORENA's internal surveys, arguing that there were many deficiencies in the process. In addition, he demanded investigations and procedures against those who violated Morena's statutes.
Yesterday, he announced that, after speaking with Sheibaum, he recognizes her as the MORENA candidate and assured that he will support her. Meanwhile, Sheimbaum promised that investigations into MORENA’s election process will continue.
Santa María Dam. Governor of Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha Moya, announced that the Santa María dam will be inaugurated on Dec. 18. “In Sinaloa, we have our equivalent to the Mayan Train: the Santa María dam that will be inaugurated on Dec. 18. It is a treasure that we are going to inaugurate in Sinaloa, so the entire territory can produce food. It is not just the dam, it is the entire irrigation system.”
The Santa María dam will supply water for the irrigation of grain and vegetable crops in Santa Maria and Escuinapa, Sinaloa, “with the objective of making better use of water, triggering agricultural development, generating clean electricity and promoting tourism,” explained the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, via a press release.
Homicides Decrease. Minister of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, highlighted that intentional homicide is still going down, stressing a decrease of 21.8% compared to the maximum registered in 2018.
According to INEGI, there were 30,968 homicides in the country in 2022, with an average of 85 cases per day. In 2021, the average per day was 91. The most violent state was Guanajuato, with 3,260 intentional homicides. The government highlighted that this is the third consecutive year that homicides have decreased. The figure reached its highest level in 2009, during the administration of President Felipe Calderón, who declared a war on drug cartels.