New director for IPN / Holiday announcementsBy Sofía Hanna | Mon, 12/14/2020 - 11:49
IPN’s new director. President López Obrador announced that the new director of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) would be Arturo Reyes Sandoval. After his introduction, Sandoval said that he hopes “the National Polytechnic Institute continues to be an engine of equity and promote equality in our society. I firmly believe that education is the most important instrument to have equality and equity in society.” IPN is a Mexican public institution for research and education at higher and postgraduate levels. It is one of the oldest schools in Mexico.
Announces office for migrants. López Obrador announced that his administration would create an office in the National Palace to provide aid to migrants returning home for the holidays. The president also asked Mexican citizens to take care of themselves and avoid going out for 10 days. “That is what I ask of the people, these 10 days, above all, because from the 14th to the 24th the streets are filled. I know what happens here in the capital because on the 24th, it is customary to spend the night with the family and these days, it is when there is more traffic as more people go out,” he said. “Let's take care of ourselves because that way we avoid more contagions.”
Classes to stay online. During the morning conference, Secretary of Public Education Esteban Moctezuma announced that even if there is a change in the COVID-19 traffic light to green, school classes will continue online or conducted remotely. He mentioned that even though some states are in a green light situation, classes will not be in person to avoid contagions over the coming days.
General Prosecutor of the Republic. The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) needs a deep cleaning, President López Obrador said, adding that even though this is something that needs to be done, Alejandro Gertz Manero, the country’s attorney general, is a man of integrity and honesty, so cleaning the FGR will not be such a difficult job. “This will be done without affecting the judicial power or its autonomy. It will only be done because it is needed.”
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