SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – MONDAY, MAY 20, 2024

mayo 20, 2024 |
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador emphasized that there is no other country in the world that has a Well-Being plan such as the one that […]

Vietnam y México celebran el aniversario del establecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas coincidiendo con el natalicio del héroe nacional Ho Chi Minh

mayo 19, 2024 |
Por Pedro Gellert Bajo el liderazgo del Partido del Trabajo de Vietnam, hoy Partido Comunista de Vietnam, el pueblo vietnamita lanzó exitosamente la Ofensiva General […]

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024

mayo 17, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: ahead of the June 2 national elections, AMLO expressed confidence that a free election is guaranteed, in which the people will decide and will confirm that there is now an authentic democracy in Mexico, unlike in the past when it was only a simulation; Chiapas Governor Rutilio Escandón reported that, according to the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policies (Coneval), poverty in the state decreased 10.63%, with respect to 2018; President López Obrador will meet today with his Guatemalan counterpart, Bernardo Arévalo, to discuss binational cooperation, security, culture, regional issues. “We are going to discuss projects that we are going to initiate and I am sure that there will be continuity” during the next administration, the President said. He expressed confidence that the Sembrando Vida agricultural support program will continue to operate in Guatemala.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024

mayo 16, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: AMLO reiterated that Mexico is one of the most politicized countries in the world, with a conscious population. He said that the media’s attempts at manipulating public opinion “don’t make a dent.” The head of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett, indicated that the National Electric System has never been at risk, had never stopped functioning and that there is no deficit in the production of electric energy. The Mexican Government has invested almost US$20 billion dollars in electric power generation and transmission projects to strengthen the CFE.; the atypical demand for electricity between May 7 and 9, due to the heat wave, caused the rotating interruption of electricity supply to at most 5% of the population; National Energy Control Center (Cenace) Director Ricardo Octavio Mota explained that the Cenace is responsible for guaranteeing the supply of electric power. Therefore, when there is an atypical demand for energy, consumption is restricted in an orderly and controlled manner to avoid a major problem in the entire National System.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024

mayo 15, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: AMLO announced that federal basic education teachers will receive an annual salary increase of 10%, so that their monthly wage will be US$1,055; the President charged that Mexican and Spanish right-wing forces seek to undermine his government and the Fourth Transformation movement, using the Spanish parliament as a platform to intervene in the June elections; Foreign Direct Investment topped US$20.31 billion in the first quarter of 2024, a record high; on May 16, at the morning presidential press conference, the Mexican Government will present the plan to rescue the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and will explain the role of the National Energy Control Center.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2024

mayo 14, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: the latest Buendía & Márquez poll indicates that President López Obrador's approval rating is 70 percent nationwide; AMLO reported that the elimination of pre-trial detention that enabled eight military officers implicated in the case of the disappeared Ayotzinapa students to continue their trial in freedom will be challenged. He characterized the attack on the National Palace led yesterday by professors and teacher training college students, in which 26 police officers were injured, as a provocation designed to force his government to repress the aggressors on the eve of elections. The policy being followed is not to succumb to any provocation; in April 2024 federal crimes had decreased 23.1% compared to the beginning of the present administration. Intentional homicides fell 20% in the same period; between December 1, 2018 and April 30, 2023, hydrocarbon theft has decreased 94.2%, which means a savings of over US$19.44 billion. These resources have been allocated to well-being programs and public work projects that strengthen economic development.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONRERENCE – MONDAY, MAY 13, 2024

mayo 13, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conclude include: AMLO called on citizens to vote freely in the June 2 national elections and to denounce any electoral fraud; the President described as a "rehash" the content of the annual report of the US DEA that says several Mexican cartels have a presence in the US. He also reproached the US for not addressing the causes of drug consumption and for making it easy to blame Mexico for its domestic addiction problems; It was reported that migration to the US decreased 55.94% between December 2023 and May 2024; the Mexican Government announced that senior citizens living abroad are entitled to receive the Well-Being Pension, as the Constitution establishes it as a universal right.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2024

mayo 9, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: AMLO reiterated that the Federal Electricity Commission is working so that there is no interruption of electric power due to demand being greater than what is generated, as a result of high temperatures. Blackouts have occurred in some states; the President called on the entire population to report cases of corruption, whether large or small, to the authorities. In the fight against corruption, the Mexican government has saved between US$110 to US$220 billion; AMLO questioned María Amparo Casar being the president of Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, largely viewed as an opposition front, even though she illegally collected a pension from Pemex, acquired through an act of corruption.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2024

mayo 8, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: According to an Enkoll opinion poll, AMLO enjoys a national average approval rating of 77%; the President explained that the blackouts that occurred yesterday in some regions of the country were partly due to the intense heat. The National Energy Control Center will continue monitoring the situation to ensure that the electricity supply does not falter. There is sufficient electric power generation capacity; AMLO reiterated that through a decree it was established that imported yellow corn cannot be employed for domestic use or consumption. In addition, the National Council of Science and Technology (Conahcyt) is investigating the possible negative health effects caused by transgenic corn.

SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024

mayo 7, 2024 |
Highlights of this morning’s presidential press conference include: In the final stretch of his administration’s term in office, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he is very pleased for having laid the foundations for country’s transformation. He noted that his administration has reduced poverty and inequality as never before, thanks to the Well-Being programs; the President reaffirmed that Mexico maintains its demand that Ecuador apologize for the invasion of the country’s embassy in Quito. In addition, Mexico filed a complaint before the International Court of Justice to not only sanction Ecuador, but also to establish a procedure to expel those nations that violate the sovereignty of others from the UN; The average salary of workers affiliated to the Mexican Social Security Institute is US$34.19) daily.