Stolen Bullets Recovered/Line 12 Accident ReportBy Sofía Hanna | Fri, 06/18/2021 - 12:32
Stolen bullets recovered. Head of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) Luis Cresencio Sandoval announced that after receiving a citizen complaint, a cache of more than 7 million bullets stolen on June 8 in Guanajuato were recovered. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador later added that the two trucks that were hijacked were not guarded by the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection but by a private company on the day of the heist. The remainder of the investigation of the case will be carried out by the Attorney General's Office (FGR).
Vaccine arrivals slowing. López Obrador said that fewer vaccines are arriving in Mexico, which is having an impact on the vaccination rate. "The rate of arrival of vaccines has dropped. They are available, but we can prove that fewer vaccines have arrived. That has lowered the number of people being vaccinated." He mentioned that it is important to continue the vaccination campaign because “there may be a new wave of infections.” López Obrador also said that a treatment program would be presented using medicines that have been shown to have some effect on the disease, to prevent a recurrence of contagion due to conditions such as the weather.
Correct ruling. AMLO said that the preliminary ruling on the collapse of the Line 12 overpass in Mexico City is correct and that he agreed to a complete review before reopening the metro line. He also again voiced his support for Mexico City Head of Government in Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum. "I think the company that produced (the report) is serious and it was also supported yesterday by engineering specialists from UNAM who agreed that these failures had been committed." López Obrador also said that the opinion of the Norwegian company DNV on the collapse of Line 12 "is correct, it is a good first analysis, an approximation of what caused this unfortunate accident." And he agreed that a total review must be carried out to reinforce a sense of security among the public. Twenty-six people died in the accident on May 3.
‘Tenochtitlan Disneyland.’ A reporter attending the president’s daily news conference proposed to López Obrador that the land where the Texcoco Airport was to be built be used to develop a “Disneyland-style” attraction reflecting the historic city of Tenochtitlan. López Obrador told the reporter that he would help him get in touch with the team that is dealing with what to do with the space. The idea is to have a natural reserve but they don’t know what to do with it yet so ideas are welcome, he added.
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