Violence at Avocado Orchards/New Head for SuperdelegatesBy Sofía Hanna | Fri, 06/25/2021 - 11:19
Michoacan avocado workers. About 3,000 avocado producers in Salvador Escalante, Ario de Rosales, Nuevo Urecho and Taretan, in the state of Michoacan, have taken up arms to defend themselves against crime cartels, prompting President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to ask them to stand down. “There should be no self-defense groups because the responsibility for security corresponds to the state,” he said. “I am not in favor of people joining together and forming groups to confront crime because that does not work.” López Obrador asked the group to trust the authorities and not take matters into their own hands. “Nothing is solved, and I even distrust when groups like this arise. They have no security; of course, there is a situation of insecurity that we have to continue fighting.”
Development programs. López Obrador said that Carlos Torres, Technical Minister of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, would replace Gabriel García as coordinator of the superdelegates after García stepped down. “(García) will be replaced by the person who has been helping me as Technical Minister of the Presidency, Carlos Torres, and the Technical Ministry of the Presidency will be merged with the coordination of attention to the welfare offices in the states.” García is leaving his post to return to the Senate where he will reinforce MORENA. “I am going to return to the Senate and there will be a new coordinator. I made the decision to return to the Senate. It is a personal decision, “said García.
Vaccines in Baja California. Minister of Security Rosa Icela Rodríguez announced that to date, 1,247,998 people over 18 years of age had been vaccinated in Baja California. “A total of 44 vaccination posts were installed and as of yesterday … a total 1,247,998 people have been vaccinated. This is how you do it, with the action and cooperation of the entire health cabinet,” she said.
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