Pressure on WHO/Neoliberal University?By Sofía Hanna | Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:20
Corruption complaints. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said between 200 and 300 complaints of alleged corruption had been filed with the Attorney General's Office. For this reason, López Obrador asked the Ministry of Public Function (SFP) to make known which officials have been sanctioned for the crime.
Letter to WHO. López Obrador said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has already received the letter he sent to request approval of the Sputnik V and CanSino anti-COVID vaccines. "How long does it take from collecting the data to granting the registration or not? People need to have the certificate because many work, they have to go to the United States and there they say that only those who have been vaccinated with doses authorized by the WHO can enter. And the WHO has not authorized some vaccines for a long time,” López Obrador said.
Inflation increases. López Obrador said that inflation in the country is transitory after an INEGI report showed an increase in annual inflation. “We are trying to hold down inflation because that affects the popular economy. This has more to do with two phenomena. One is that world production has been reduced and food, such as corn, and steel and the transport of goods by ships has become more expensive. This is worldwide." The report showed an annual increase in inflation to 6.12 percent in the first half of October.
UNAM criticism. López Obrador said that the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has not been up to the task of criticizing neoliberalism. "It requires a shakeup. It is a great university but they were not up to the task, the criticism of neoliberalism did not come from UNAM, despite all the atrocities that arose from the neoliberal period, in the history of Mexico. The university has not played a fundamental determining role." López Obrador reiterated his criticism of the largest university in Latin America on Thursday when he said it had "lost its essence" during previous governments, becoming a defender of neoliberalism and promoting individualist thinking.
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