Oaxaca security status. A report by Head of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) Luis Cresencio Sandoval showed a downward trend in high-impact crimes in Oaxaca. The crimes include homicide, robbery and human trafficking. Alejandro Murat, governor of Oaxaca, thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the help the administration has provided to promote the state’s growth and take care of its citizens.
Omicron variant. López Obrador announced that there will be no limiting of activities in the face of the new variant of COVID-19, called Omicron. He added that there is very little information about Omicron and what information there is remains unconfirmed. “We do not have that prognosis to limit activities. We have made much progress with vaccinations, we continue to vaccinate and we are going to intensify it. Tomorrow, we will report on this variant and tell all Mexicans that we are carrying out a follow-up that there are no elements to worry about, there are no reasons for risk.”
‘Right-wing’ UNAM. López Obrador said that a group of conservative academics had caused the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) to move to the right, like the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), since they had not supported the country in times of economic looting. “They have turned to the right, too. Even if they don’t like it, my chest is not a cellar; I always say what I feel. It is in the public domain. I was not up to the task in the face of the greatest looting that has been committed in the history of Mexico,” he said.
For the past couple of months, López Obrador has consistently targeted UNAM. He says the well-known institution is stacked with conservatives.
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