Women’s Day Memory Wall / Afores LawBy Sofía Hanna | Wed, 03/10/2021 - 11:28
Do not persecute protesters. Referring to the riots that erupted during the International Women’s Day protest on March 8, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that none of the rioters should be “persecuted.” “My opinion is that no one should be persecuted because they will feel like victims above all. There should be no punishment. I believe that the punishment, in this case, is public condemnation for what they did.”
Review election candidates. The president said that he has proposed that the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) review all of the candidates for the June 6 elections to ensure that there is no pending allegation against them and ensure “clean and free elections.” “There are only a few occasions … that we have held clean and free elections,” he said.
Memory wall. The wall that was put up around the National Palace as a defense mechanism ahead of the March 8 International Women’s Day protest will remain there as a way to respect the names that were later written on it by the women in the march, commemorating victims of femicide in the country. AMLO said he had already given instructions that “wall is to maintained out of respect for the names of the victims, relatives of the victims.”
Law of Commissions from Afores. López Obrador mentioned that the law that lowers the amount collected as commissions from Afores had been approved. “It is good news because the collection of commissions was reduced,” he said. AMLO asserted that workers would pay 50 percent less in relation to what they were charged three months ago.”
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