National Guard Reform Approved / Anti-Inflationary PlanBy Karin Dilge | Mon, 09/05/2022 - 11:13
National Guard Reform approved. President López Obrador celebrated the Chamber of Deputies’ approval of his initiative for the National Guard to fully depend on the Ministry of Defense (SEDENA), with the objective of restructuring the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC). Nonetheless, the reform still has to be approved by the Senate.
With this reform, SSPC will no longer be involved in the field of public security. Its mission will be instead to prevent crime and to coordinate actions to avoid torture.
Anti-inflationary plan. President López Obrador said that the anti-inflationary plan is showing positive results and that a meeting between members of the federal government will be held to strengthen these results. “The agreement is working very well. There is increasingly more investment coming to Mexico thanks to this special situation,” said the president.
In May, López Obrador introduced a plan to fight Mexico’s skyrocketing inflation, which is affecting the cost of basic food products such as milk, rice and bread. The plan considers an increase in grain production and support for fertilizer distribution, as well as the Sowing Life and Production for Well-Being programs. Building a strategic corn reserve using resources from the Mexican Food Security (SEGALMEX) organization is also part of the plan, as well as guaranteeing stable prices for corn, beans, rice and milk to strengthen production. Other features include the reinforcement of security at highways to prevent food and supplies theft and a reduction of tariffs at customs and ports. For six months, there will be zero tariffs on the import of basic goods and supplies. Finally, major telecommunication providers Telmex and Telcel will not raise the prices of telephone and internet services for the remainder of the year, according to an official press release.
Candidate for Mexico City’s Government. President López Obrador said he will not back any candidate running for Mexico City mayor and said the party polls will decide who should be the ideal candidate.
In August, López Obrador endorsed Mexico City’s Interior Minister Martí Batres, Minister of Security and Citizen Protection Rosa Icela Rodríguez and Deputy Minister of Social Welfare Ariadna Montiel Reyes as MORENA candidates for the run.
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