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More Vaccines Coming/Blow to Democracy

By Sofía Hanna | Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:03

COVID-19 vaccines. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that there had been an increase in the number of COVID-19 vaccines being shipped to Mexico. The government expects to have 2 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine in three days. Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell mentioned that even though the administration expects the vaccination of senior citizens to finish this week, the country is not there yet. So far, 2,300,000 people between 50 and 59 years of age have registered to receive the vaccine.

 

Félix Salgado. AMLO said the decision to disqualify Félix Salgado Macedonio and Raúl Morón were from running in the June 6 legislative elections appeared to be a “blow to democracy.” "It seems excessive, but also undemocratic, that's why I speak of this as a blow to democracy," López Obrador said. The action against Salgado and Morón was part of a decision by the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF). López Obrador also asked the citizens of Guerrero and Michoacan not to get hooked and or exalted by the withdrawal of candidacies. He added that the Electoral Tribunal and advisers of the National Electoral Institute (INE) are conspiring against democracy.

 

Mobile phone registry. The president criticized the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) for having taken part in what he said was the decision to promote an action of unconstitutionality against his proposed registry of mobile phone users. López Obrador said that the decision was aimed at "defending large companies" and that, "the only thing that matters to the telephone companies is money, their God is money."

 

Saúl Huerta. López Obrador reiterated that his government would neither tolerate nor protect criminals. He was referring to the case of Federal Deputy for Morena Saúl Huerta, who has been accused of sexual abuse against minors.

 

 

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Gobierno de México
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Sofía Hanna Sofía Hanna Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst