SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that one of the constitutional reform bills that he will present on February 5 will seek to prohibit the consumption of chemical drugs, such as fentanyl, and the use of vapes. In this context, he reiterated that Mexico will support the US government in the fight against drugs. “This has a humanitarian connotation, it has nothing to do with the political, ideological issue,” he stressed.

The head of the Executive Branch urged the next presidential administration to continue wagering on energy self-sufficiency. He recalled that during the neoliberal period no refinery was built because the government preferred to sell crude oil and buy gasoline. This is in contrast to the new policy which seeks to produce gasoline in the country, not import it.

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On February 28, the Olmeca refinery in Dos Bocas will start producing at full capacity. “Today I can say that we have not only fulfilled the commitment to not raise gasoline prices in real terms, but that they have decreased because they have been below inflation,” the President pointed out.

Today, at 17.00 hrs, the Mexican government will inaugurate the “Adolfo López Mateos – Xpujil” Aqueduct, to bring water from Escárcega to Xpuji, Campeche. In addition, a Gasolinera del Bienestar will open in Calakmul, at the request of the population.

On January 22, the first shipment arrived from China with household goods that will be delivered to the victims of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, Guerrero. It consists of 9,016 refrigerators and 3,930 stoves that will be delivered by 3,475 members of the Armed Forces.

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President López Obrador congratulated Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Sonora, for winning the championship of the Mexican Pacific Baseball League.