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National Guard Results/’Zero Corruption’

By Sofía Hanna | Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:01

National Guard. Luis Rodríguez Bucio, commander of the National Guard, announced that his group had secured 114 LP gas plants. “Regarding the distribution of LP gas: we deployed 100,200 guards to provide security at 114 distribution plants and along 83 distribution routes,” he said. He also announced that booklets on the use of force and the protection of human rights were distributed to the force’s members so that they could review it whenever necessary. He also pointed out that 67,065 food packages had been distributed through two community kitchens, located in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, and Tijuana, Baja California.


Migrants’ status. Luis Cresencio Sandoval, the Minister of National Defense (SEDENA), announced that 28,634 soldiers had been deployed in Mexico to address the migrant phenomenon. “In the migration and development plan of the north-south border, 33,739 migrants were rescued,” he said. Regarding the personnel deployed, the minister highlighted that there are 28,634 soldiers throughout the territory, of which 13,663 are from the Army, 777 from the Navy and 13,894 from the National Guard.


Rain victims. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador commented that the DN-III and Navy plans continue to be implemented to help those affected by heavy rains in Nayarit and Sinaloa, with the Armed Forces carrying out the delivery of food and other necessary items. “Due to the heavy rains, which caused damage in Nayarit, … they will continue to deliver food. Today, a second stage begins, both by the Ministry of the Navy and Defense for the delivery of food packages. It is already being done, but more is needed; they are not alone.”


No corruption. López Obrador said that “in Mexico, there is no longer the corruption that prevailed recently.” A few days ago, the World Justice Project organization presented its Rule of Law Index 2021, which showed that Mexico was the fifth-worst country for corruption of the 139 on the list.



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Gobierno de México
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Sofía Hanna Sofía Hanna Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst