US to Send Vaccines to Mexico/Companies Request Legal ProtectionBy Paloma Duran | Fri, 03/19/2021 - 11:07
US to help Mexico with COVID-19 vaccine doses. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador thanked US President Joe Biden for agreeing to send doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico. López Obrador said that the Mexican government had reached an agreement with the US and announced that next week, Mexico will receive 2,700,000 doses. “I am very grateful, especially to President (Joe) Biden, because I have been dealing with this issue for two months, when we had a conversation and I asked him to help us with vaccines. This agreement has been reached on good terms, especially for the people of Mexico,” said López Obrador. López Obrador emphasized that Mexico has enough doses to continue with the national vaccination plan and that, "the vaccination will not stop and our goal of vaccinating all older adults before the end of April will be achieved."
National security strategy is working in Veracruz. Rosa Icela Rodríguez, Minister of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), announced that kidnappings and robberies in Veracruz have decreased 56.62 percent and 26.46 percent, respectively. Icela emphasized that the national security strategy aims to achieve peace for the population and that it has provided tangible results for each region and entity. "Veracruz is currently ranked 22nd in national security and as a result, we have to continue working to improve the situation in Veracruz," Icela said.
Authorities investigating after 13 police officers killed in attack. Icela announced that the authorities are investigating an attack in the State of Mexico that killed 13 police officers. "There are some lines of investigation that are being followed and I would prefer to pass the baton as requested by the Prosecutor's Office of the State of Mexico." Yesterday, a convoy of police officers from the Ministry of Security and the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Mexico were attacked while patrolling in the Llano Grande area, in the municipality of Coatepec Harinas. Prosecutor of the State of Mexico Alejandro Jaime Gómez Sánchez and Minister of State Security Rodrigo Martínez condemned the attack and announced that both institutions, with the support of the National Guard, SEDENA, the Navy and the National Intelligence Center, are carrying out investigations to find those responsible.
Bimbo and Walmart request legal protection against Electricity Law. López Obrador said that Bimbo and Walmart have requested legal protection (amparo) against the Electricity Industry Law and explained that with the 2013 Energy Reform, if a company produced clean energy, it would receive a subsidy and, in the end, it would buy the cheapest electricity. "How many amparos? There are many and we will continue to accumulate them. The Supreme Court will resolve this situation because it is a legal process," Lopéz Obrador said.
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