“With neoliberalism, family disintegration grew a lot.”
Bullying in Mexico
After the death of Norma Lizbeth, a victim of bullying, after a fight in the State of Mexico and the case of a young man who denounced sexual abuse during a rookie at UANL, the president affirmed that values must be rescued to deal with this kinds of social problems.
“I maintain that the most important thing is to strengthen cultural, moral and spiritual values, and that Mexico has a great reserve of values. It is very important that families do not break up and that we do not abandon our traditions.
Development of southeastern Mexico
The president highlighted the role of the southern states in the country for the development of the country for decades and assured that it is time to give back a little of what they have given. He highlighted the wealth of the entities in relation to natural resources and predicted the growth of the region in the coming years.
“What we are contemplating is that Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán can live from their natural resources, from the ecology, because the tropical forest, the flora, and the fauna of the southeast are unique. We are talking about the second most important natural reserve in the world after the Amazon”.
When recalling the elevation of the pension for the elderly at the constitutional level, AMLO launched:
“Let it be known, that the most rancid conservative party voted against this reform, so they are not even dreaming that they are going to return under their jurisdiction.”
When asked by a reporter about whether an electoral reform is necessary, López Obrador replied: “Yes, a constitutional reform is necessary.”
“It won’t last long, the budget is for the people, for the people.”
Millionaire departure of Lorenzo Córdova from INE
Federal deputy Mario Llergo assured that Lorenzo Córdova, president counselor of the National Electoral Institute (INE), will receive around 9 million pesos at the end of his position (April 3) for various concepts such as compensation for completion of commission, amounts of Christmas bonus, vacation premium and individualized separation insurance.
In this regard, AMLO commented:
“They are one of the things that must be corrected going forward. We tried, even all those very high salaries, the benefits of high officials that are onerous and that offend the majority of Mexicans, are no longer present in the Executive Branch.
“We made the decision to reduce salaries, remove all those benefits and privileges. However, in the Judiciary and in these supposedly autonomous organisms they continued to maintain themselves because they protected themselves.
“What does this money mean that the president of the INE is going to take? It means they have a special savings bank.”
From December 2018 to March 2023, authorities have seized 669 kilos of marijuana, 1,878 kilos of cocaine, 112 kilos of methamphetamine, 8 aircraft, 18 ships, 67 boats, 1,850 land vehicles, 398 firearms, 23,000 879 cartridges, 426 chargers, 32 grenades, 2.2 million pesos, 1.7 million dollars and 1,271 people have been arrested.
Safety in Tabasco
Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Secretary of National Defense, presented the state security report.
He highlighted that Tabasco is the 22nd place at the national level in the incidence of intentional homicides (since December 2018) with a cumulative number of 1,816 cases, below the national average of 3,673.
For every 100 thousand inhabitants, the entity is located in site 15 with an average of 76 cases, the national average is 102.
Tabasco. Photo: Government of Mexico
Carlos Manuel Merino Campos, Governor of Tabasco, welcomed President López Obrador and the cabinet that accompanies him.
“We are very pleased that today you are in our state and we are at your service. Welcome Mr. President and secretaries”.
The conference began from Tabasco.