Record FDI / Another Journalist MurderedBy Karin Dilge | Tue, 08/23/2022 - 11:22
Foreign direct investment. President López Obrador deemed “historic” the foreign direct investment (FDI) rate seen in the first half of the year. On Monday, the Ministry of Economy revealed data showing that FDI reached US$27.5 billion in 1H22, a 49.2 percent increase against the same period in 2021. The president recognized that part of the investment increase is related to the merger between Televisa and Univision and the restructuring of Aeroméxico.
This level of investment is a reflection of Mexico’s economic performance, which improved 1 percent in 2Q22 and 2.1 percent against 2Q21.
Another journalist murdered. López Obrador said his government is already working on the case of journalist Fredid Román who was murdered in Guerrero outside his home. The president said that a report on the investigation will be presented on Thursday. Fredid Román, editor and columnist of “La Realidad,” was shot on Aug. 22 when he was leaving his home in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. Neighbors reported the events at 4:30 p.m. after hearing fire shots.
Parliamentary precinct will be open to the public. Starting on Sept. 1, the parliamentary precinct of the National Palace will be open to the public. Yesterday, López Obrador reinaugurated the parliamentary precinct during an event attended by Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Minister of the Interior Adán Augusto López and Senator Olga Sánchez Cordero.
IMSS vacancies. Zoé Robledo, Director General, IMSS, informed that the federal government was able to cover 22.49 percent of the job vacancies for specialist doctors. Robledo said that for 90 days, 14,000 vacancies from six institutions across the country were made available, with 3,248 having already been occupied.
New jobs created. President López Obrador informed that in August, 84,000 new jobs were created despite lingering COVID-19 struggles, coupled with an ongoing economic crisis. The president estimated over 500,000 jobs have been created over the past months.
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