Meetings With Governors/ Vaccination in Baja CaliforniaBy Paloma Duran | Thu, 06/17/2021 - 10:41
Baja California will be the first state to have its adult population fully vaccinated. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins today in the municipalities of Baja California, which is expected to end in 10 days. “Baja California is going to be the first state in which 100 percent of people over 18 will be vaccinated. We will use the Johnson & Johnson vaccines that were donated by the US government."
New solar park in Sonora. López Obrador announced his intentions to build a solar park in Sonora to improve energy supply in the state. "It will be a public company that generates energy and it will have to coordinate with CFE. Meanwhile, the government will help with financing to have it as soon as possible."
There are 37 active fires in the country. López Obrador announced that there are 37 fires ongoing in the country with Chihuahua the most affected state. López Obrador said the government is allocating more resources to extinguish them and that the rainy season is helping to control the fires. He added that thanks to his austerity policy, “the salaries of federal government officials have been reduced and luxuries have been eliminated, allowing the government to save more money. This is the money that we are using to deal with the fires immediately.”
Meeting with current and new governors. López Obrador announced that in the next few days he will meet with state governors to continue having a close relationship with them and to know more about their priorities for their states. “During these days, I will be welcoming the governors, those who are going to leave and those who are entering. Also, those who will stay longer. I already have the agenda reserved for that purpose.” He added that his next meetings are with Javier Corral, governor of Chihuahua, and Enrique Alfaro, governor of Jalisco.
Investigation into the Ayotzinapa case. López Obrador announced that the government already has basic knowledge of what happened to the 43 students who went missing from Ayotzinapa in 2014 and assured that his administration is working to bring justice to the victims and their families. López Obrador stressed that the government has requested the help of international and national experts, since the students’ disappearance is considered a matter of state and therefore, has priority. “It is a commitment that we have with our people. Nothing will prevent the investigation. We have come a long way and now we have a basic understanding of what happened. However, we cannot conclude the investigation, we do not want to act irresponsibly.”
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