President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that 48 people are reported dead and 26 unaccounted for in the wake of Hurricane Otis. Next week, reconstruction aid will be delivered directly. More than 250,000 homes have been registered and over 2,000 packages of household goods are delivered daily. On Wednesday, The President will supervise the affected areas.
The Mexican government reported that 35,256 members of the National Guard, the Navy, and the armed forces (Sedena) are currently deployed in Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez, attending to the reconstruction and residents affected by Hurricane Otis. Half a million food parcels, more than 50,000 basic food baskets, and 1 million meals have been delivered.
The Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) reported that Grupo Mexico made the payment owed to the National Fund for Tourism Development (Fonatur) and signed an agreement for turning over the roads of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the Ministry of the Navy. On Thursday a roundtable discussion will be established concerning the contamination of the Sonora River.
Minister of the Interior Luisa María Alcalde reported that the resignation of Supreme Court (SCJN) Justice Arturo Zaldívar will be discussed tomorrow in Senate commissions. The discussion will then go to the plenary session on Wednesday and on that same day the President will send the list of three candidates to replace Zaldívar.
The President indicated that US$80 million will be invested to support migrants from Latin American countries. He said that during his next visit to San Francisco, in talks with Joseph Biden he will insist on the need to support people who migrate in search of opportunities.
Minister of Foreign Relations Alicia Bárcena highlighted the 65.9% decrease in migratory flows from Venezuela to Mexico. She attributed this to the Sembrando Vida and Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro programs. This has not been the case in the number of Cuban, Ecuadoran, and Haitian migrants. The government intends to allocate close to 200 million pesos (IS$11.37 million) to support Central American countries with the highest migratory flows.