Recognizing that there are more murders in his government than in Felipe Calderón’s six-year term, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assured that it is not the same, because he received a country with homicides up to “the tip”.
“They say that now there are more murders than in the time of Felipe Calderón. Yes, only we received the homicides to the top, to the very top, and Calderón did not receive the country that way. He took it to the top and still in the last government they raised more (to intentional homicides)”expressed López Obrador in his conference “morning” this Thursday at the National Palace.
President López Obrador accepted that The decrease that I would like in intentional homicides has not been registeredbut there has been a contention and even if it is little, “we managed to get it down”.
He added that, on the other hand, in past administrations they falsified information on homicides.
“Now, with a level of cynicism, cretinism, they say ‘what a barbarity’, that’s why Pope Francis’s message seemed balanced to me. These people, the conservatives, would not have wanted the Pope to say violence, what it produces is more suffering , that was the mentality and doctrine and the thought that guided the action with Calderón, was to clean and at the same time extort and make relationships of complicity with crime, “he said.
“Of course, convincing those involved or spokespersons for this mafia is not easy, trying to convince the journalists who dealt with the regime who supported criminals. Why doesn’t Loret de Mola tell us what his relationship was with García Luna? Why don’t you do a report about it in a self-critical attitude? And Calderón himself who doesn’t speak and says nothing, “he added.
The president of Mexico criticized that Calderón’s strategy against organized crime was frontal, but it was to respond to violence with violence; however, it was not even, but rather those who had an agreement with the government or with Genaro García Luna could act with impunity.
“Those who did not have an agreement were persecuted and frontally attacked to the point that they were eliminated; It was the hot kill. It is forgotten that at that time the murder of women was not classified as femicide.
Don’t you think this is strange, that it’s not a war? That’s why he says: ‘I faced them,’ of course, not all of them,” López Obrador said.
In the Treasury Room, López Obrador showed a graph that shows that in 2011 – the penultimate year of Calderón’s government – 1,076 confrontations were registered; wounded and arrested, 1,127 and 1,412 dead.
“They finished them off, there was all the instruction to apply force and they told the military chiefs that they should do their job because the government was in charge of human rights,” he said.
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