Mayor Arrested/Slim to Help Rebuild SubwayBy Sofía Hanna | Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:43
Sowing Life. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador indicated that he would ask for a review of the Sembrando Vida (Sowing Life) tree-planting program to determine if it can be applied in Mier and Noriega, in Nuevo Leon. The program seeks to address two problems, rural poverty and environmental degradation. The idea is for the program to be managed in more states. Those who can participate must be of legal age, live in rural localities, whose municipalities lack a certain level of social development and owners or possessors of 2.5ha available to be worked in an agroforestry project.
Mayor arrested for murder. Mayor Omar ‘N’, elected in Cazones de Herrera, Veracruz, during the midterm elections, was arrested as the alleged mastermind of the murder of René Tovar, a Citizen Movement candidate for that municipality. “It is in the process of being known that one of the possible people being investigated over the candidate who was murdered in Veracruz in the municipality of Cazones, before the election, was (Omar ‘N’’s) campaign manager for him to stay as a candidate and win. We do not want that, those horrors,” López Obrador said.
Rebuilding the Line 12 subway. López Obrador announced that Carlos Slim is interested in helping rebuild Line 12 of Mexico City’s subway. There was a meeting between Slim, the president and the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, to clarify how the recovery of the line will work, López Obrador said. “I am glad that progress is being made because there is an opinion, a commission of experts was formed, a general overhaul is being carried out, it will be deepened to provide full security and the reconstruction of the line will be done in agreement with the companies.” An overpass on the line collapsed earlier in the year killings scores of people.
Together We Make History. López Obrador mentioned that he would be meeting with the 11 governors-elect of the Together We Will Make History coalition to open a dialogue with them. The only governors who will not attend are those from San Luis Potosi and Chihuahua.
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