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No Intervention in Elections/Record Remittances

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 04/29/2021 - 10:52

Rain and hail possibly damaged Templo Mayor. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the Ministry of Culture and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) is reviewing the possible damage to the Templo Mayor, after heavy rains and hailstorms collapsed the roof that protects the historic site. López Obrador added that the authorities are focusing more on the Casa de las Águilas, where the accident occurred. "If damage occurred, reconstruction must be carried out; archaeological work is necessary to repair any damage," said López Obrador.

Legislators will decide on the impeachment of the governor of Tamaulipas. López Obrador said that the possible impeachment of the governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, is a matter for the legislative power. "This morning, they informed me that the investigative commission approved the trial, but that it is up to the legislative power," said López Obrador.

Yesterday, the Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of the impeachment of the PAN governor on allegations of operating with resources of illegal origin, tax fraud and organized crime. García and his lawyer, Alonso Aguilar Zínser, have denied the accusations from the Attorney General's Office (FGR) and have argued they are based solely on a deposit of MX$42 million (US$2.09 million) that had no justifiable origin.

Government did not intervene in election processes. López Obrador assured that there was no intervention in the elections for governor in Guerrero and Michoacan, after Mario Delgado was caught leaving the National Palace a day after the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF) canceled the registry of Felix Salgado Macedonio and Raúl Morón Orozco for not submitting pre-campaign expense reports. López Obrador said that the TEPJF decision was influenced and emphasized that the INE violated the Constitution by removing the candidatures. Nevertheless, it was announced that Morena had appointed Macedonio and Morón as the local party leaders in Guerrero and Michoacan, respectively.

AMLO meets with the president of Santander. López Obrador said that yesterday he met with Ana Botín, president of Santander, and said 5.3 percent growth is expected in Mexico in 2021. “Jobs are being created, lost jobs are being recovered, we are very happy that our currency has not depreciated. The peso is one of the strongest currencies in the world and there is growth so that the debt is lower in relation to the gross domestic product.” López Obrador added that he also spoke with Botín about the vaccination plan, the COVID-19 pandemic and the granting of credits.

Remittances will break a record in March. López Obrador announced that Mexico is expected to break its record for remittances in March. "It is very likely that by March we will break records again. We will raise more than US$4 billion."

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Gobierno de México, Milenio, El País
Photo by:   Gobierno de México
Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst