Violence in Mexico/Still No Response from BidenBy Sofía Hanna | Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:29
Decrease in homicides. Rosa Icela Rodríguez, head of the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), announced that from January to August 2021, intentional homicides in Mexico decreased 3.9 percent compared to the same period a year ago. On the other hand, femicides in Mexico during the first eight months of the year increased by 8 percent compared to the same period in 2020. Only in August, femicides in the country increased from 68 to 107.
Pending Mexico-U.S. issues. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he has not yet received a response to the letter he sent to US President Joe Biden. "I am confident that the president of the United States will accept my proposal to address the migratory phenomenon." López Obrador also commented that US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar had expressed his interest in the immigration issue during the first meeting they had last week at the National Palace. "He is interested in seeing how he can help convince the United States to apply these actions and he is a politically experienced ambassador because he has already been in the Senate and is a person who we can say has practical judgment."
Mexican Army. Luis Cresencio Sandoval, head of the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA), reported that the Army had rescued more than 63,000 migrants in August. "Twenty-eight thousand men have been deployed and 63,614 migrants have been rescued. The troops on the southern and northern border are there in force." Later, Luis Rodríguez Bucio, the commander of the National Guard, announced that 1,200 members of the police force are protecting the distribution of LP gas in the Valley of Mexico.
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