Plant Owner Offers US$200M / Citizens Should Follow Lozoya CaseBy Ricardo Guzman | Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:16
Offer to return US$200 million. President López Obrador said the new owner of the “junk” fertilizing plant purchased by PEMEX promised to return the US$200 million paid after a deal was agreed with prices above market. “There is already an offer. The new owner has agreed to return the US$200 million,” he said regarding the Agronitrogenados plant purchased during the previous administration. The president explained that if Villacero buys AHMSA, then they will take care of that debt. The president said Minister of Foreign Affairs (SRE) Marcelo Ebrard is working to recover the money and that a former governor is likely involved in the alleged fraud committed during Emilio Lozoya’s tenure as PEMEX head.
Suggests citizens follow Lozoya case. President López Obrador said that for the investigation against former PEMEX head Emilio Lozoya it is important that the entire case is followed by the people, since it could bring a halt to corruption in Mexico. “The call is for all of us to be aware of the trial. This is not just an issue of judicial courts, this is an issue that belongs to the people’s court, so we all know the modus operandi used by those white-collar criminals,” he said.
López-Gatell details Mexico’s COVID-19 deaths. Over 67 percent of people who died from COVID-19 in Mexico had chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity or cardiovascular disease, Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell said. “It is very clear how COVID-19 deaths are impacted by chronic conditions,” he noted while reporting on figures updated on July 23. López-Gatell stressed that a poor diet and easy access to junk food are factors impacting the situation. López-Gatell also highlighted that Mexico is fifth on in the American continent in deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and 13th globally.
Hanna leaves three dead. Civil Protection head David León said that tropical cyclone Hanna has left three dead and four people missing. Eighty-seven people have been rescued, 769 have been evacuated and more than 320 buildings have been damaged in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Coahuila.
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