the week at AMLO press conferences
In 2018, AndrÃ©s Manuel LÃ³pez Obrador won the presidency after three tries. His first race was in 2006, when he lost by a shine to Felipe CalderÃ³n of the National Action Party. CalderÃ³n obtained 35.89% of the vote against 35.31% for AMLO.
AMLO shouted poultry and demanded a full recount, which was not granted. On November 20, 2006, the Revolution commemoration date, supporters proclaimed him legitimate president at a rally in Mexico City. zocalo.
Since taking office in 2018, AndrÃ©s Manuel has mocked the National Electoral Institute and called for its dissolution. However, there are no grudges that he often assures through one of his common phrases: “Revenge is not my strength.”
The budget was approved on Sunday, bringing a smile to Tabascan, and he thanked lawmakers for their work except those who voted against it.
These battle lines have been dug more deeply about energy reform: âIf [opposition parliamentarians] do not approve of the electricity reform, they will end up showing that they do not represent the peopleâ¦ it is not a matter of give and take. Principles and dignity are priceless and cannot be negotiated, âhe said.
Attention turned to migration later in the conference, courtesy of the BBC’s Will Grant, who asked why the budget of the refugee agency COMAR had not been increased despite a unprecedented increase in asylum requests.
“Well we help the migrants, we respect them, protect them, take care of them, their rights are not violated, âreplied the President.
Tula, Hidalgo, returned to haunt the leader: A reporter suggested that the September floods, which killed 16 hospital patients, were not due to excessive rainfall. “There are officials with their first and last names responsible for this tragedy, âhe said.
Has AMLO accepted partial liability?
“No no No. Well, yes, yes, yes, of course, I am responsible, even if I am not guilty,” he clarified.
A series of numbers defined Tuesday’s conference: 16, 84%, 15-17, 38 million and 100.
COVID Tsar and Deputy Health Minister Hugo LÃ³pez-Gatell confirmed that the third wave was still going in the right direction: it had been down for 16 weeks, when 84% of the population was fully vaccinated.
LÃ³pez-Gatell distributed another set of numbers: 15-17. With this, he revealed a change in government policy: all young people between the ages of 15 and 17 should be offered vaccines.
He left the big numbers to the boss: 38 million, according to the president, is the total of Mexican immigrants living in the United States. He previously called expats “heroes” for their remittances, which could reach $ 50 billion this year. “Just to give you an idea, the second largest Hispanic community is that of Puerto Rico, and there are five million, and the third … is the Cuban community, four million, âhe added.
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard proposed a rounded number at the end of the conference: 100, he said, is the number of countries that have committed or expressed interest in the president’s plan to $ 1,000 billion for the world’s poorest, proposed at the UN Security Council meeting in New York on November 9.
The Caribbean sun accompanied Wednesday’s conference in Cancun, Quintana Roo. Governor Carlos JoaquÃn GonzÃ¡lez said tourism is back to good health and expressed his enthusiasm for the Mayan train which he said would âunify the Mayan regionâ.
As tourism was on the rise, so was violence: Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval announced a new branch of the National Guard to patrol tourist hot spots.
Ana GarcÃa Vilchis, chief fake news debunker, spoke during the president’s trip to New York for the UN meeting. Unlike the media, the passenger in a gucci jacket on the return flight who spoke to the president was not his son, Mexican migrants to New York cheering for the president were not paid $ 100 each, the budget health had not been cut and the energy reform would not create impure emissions, she confirmed.
Mexico had breakfast without AMLO on Thursday: it was in Washington, DC, at a conference with US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
LÃ³pez Obrador focused on North America’s common economic interest and economic fear: China. “Economic integrationâ¦ is the best instrument to face the competition of growth from other regions of the world, in particular, the productive and commercial expansion of Chinaâ¦ If the trend of the last decade continues, 30 years from now, by 2051, China will control 42% of the world market and we, the United States, Mexico and Canada will have 12%.
Liberalizing immigration policies, he added, was a way to promote economic growth. “Myths and prejudices must be put aside. For example, stop rejecting migrants, [because] to grow, you need a workforce that, in reality, is not sufficiently available in the United States or Canada. Why not study the demand for labor and open up migratory flows in an orderly fashion?
Patience was required from the AMLO-ites on Friday, as the morning conference took another day off.
So for fervent patriots, or simply for curious intellectuals, here is the rather bloodthirsty and warlike Mexican national anthem:
“Mexicans, to the battle cry
lend your swords and bridle;
and the earth trembles in its center
on the roar of the cannon.
“Your forehead will be surrounded, O homeland, with garlands of olive trees
by the divine archangel of peace,
Because in heaven your eternal destiny
was written by the finger of God.
“But if a foreign enemy,
Profane your land with its sole,
Think, beloved homeland, that the sky
gave you a soldier in each wire.
“War, war without truce against who would try
tarnish the honor of the fatherland!
War, war! Patriotic banners
saturate with streams of blood.
War, war! On the mountain, in the valley
The thunder of the terrifying cannon
and the echoes resonate nobly
with cries of union! freedom!
Motherland, before your children are disarmed
Their necks sway under the yoke,
May your countryside be watered with blood,
On the blood, their feet trample.
“And may your temples, palaces and towers
collapse in a horrible accident,
and their ruins exist saying:
Here, the homeland was made up of a thousand heroes.
“Fatherland, country, your children swear
to exhale their breath in your cause,
If the bugle in its bellicose tone
should call them to fight bravely.
âFor you the garlands of olive trees!
For them a memory of glory!
For you a laurel of victory!
For them a tomb of honor!
Mexico Daily News