Evelyn Salgado Pineda, governor of the state of Guerrero, participated yesterday Monday in two acts in a room of the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Mexican Army in Iguala, but it was the Mexican Flag who drew attention when it was projected on a wall with the altered National Shield , which incurs a crime, and It featured the eagle looking straight ahead and with the snake drawing a letter “S” which for many is a clear allusion to the initial of her father’s last name and hers.
Evelyn Salgado headed the Coordination Table for the Construction of Peace, with commands from the Army, the Navy, the State Police, the State Attorney General’s Office and it was some time later, in another event, when addressing the issue of the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 in Guerrero, when The Mexican Flag appeared with the modified shield and that was visible during the broadcast.
The image of the governor and the National Shield immediately sparked reactions from social media users, where the observation was made on how the eagle formed an “S”, the first letter of his surname and that of his father, the senator, Félix Salgado Macedonio, and some even went further by pointing out that the bird also simulates an “M”.
Critics also recalled that said occurrence violates the Law on the National Coat of Arms, Flag and Anthem which in its second article establishes:
The National Shield is made up of a Mexican eagle, with the left profile exposed, the upper part of the wings at a higher level than the plume and slightly deployed in a combat attitude; with the plumage of support down touching the tail and the feathers of this one in natural fan. It rests its left claw on a flowered nopal that is born in a rock that emerges from a lake, holding with the right and with its beak, in an attitude of devouring, a curved snake, so that it harmonizes with the whole. Several cactus stalks branch at the sides. Two branches, one of oak in front of the eagle and the other of laurel to the opposite side, form a lower semicircle between them and are joined by means of a ribbon divided into three stripes that, when the National Shield is represented in natural colors, correspond to those of the National Flag.
And he adds in his fifth article:
Any reproduction of the National Shield must faithfully correspond to the model referred to in Article 2. of this Law, which may not be varied or altered under any circumstances.
So far it has not been reported who was the author of the modification and there is no official version of the Guerrero government in this regard.