Morning Presidential Press Conference – Friday, July 21, 2023

Summary of the main points in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s daily press conference

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pointed out that the purpose of the new section of the morning press conference “It’s not me who’s saying it” is to make known what is hidden in the manipulative media, which have a complicit pact of silence with the conservatives. He said that there is no need to express added criticism when the government’s opponents are exposed, since they themselves openly display their hypocrisy.

In relation to the National Electoral Institute (INE) resolution that President López Obrador did not commit gender-based political violence against opposition presidential hopeful Xóchitl Gálvez, the President reiterated that there was no violence and described the electoral institution as the Holy Inquisition, the “Institute of Censorship”.

President López Obrador denied that the 30 million dollars former Pemex Director Emilio Lozoya is being asked to pay as a reparation for damages caused by the Odebrecht and Agronitrogenados scandals, was extortion, as the former state oil company official charged. The President felt that it is a fair amount for the damage caused to the public treasury.

The Mexican federal government, in coordination with the State of Mexico and Mexico City, unveiled the construction of the Chalco-Santa Martha Trolleybus. It will initially benefit 120,000 passengers daily, whose travel time will be reduced from 2 hours to 45 minutes on normal trips and 33 minutes during rush hour. The project has an investment of more than 10 billion pesos (US$590 million).

According to the Streams Chart platform, President López Obrador is the third place among the most popular Latino personalities who broadcast live. He is the only one in the Top 10 who is not involved in the transmission of video games or entertainment. In addition, the President is third place in the approval rating of government leaders worldwide, with 64 percent support.

Estela de Carlotto, founder of the organization Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, comprised of women whose children were disappeared during Argentina’s military dictatorship, was at the morning press conference. President López Obrador highlighted the tremendous trajectory of the social fighter and human rights defender.

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