SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCIA – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) Internet for All program, which offers telephone, mobile Internet, and Wi-Fi service, now reaches 94.5% of the country, areas in which 119.13 million people reside, and 88,956 localities, according to Emiliano Calderón, Coordinator of the National Digital Strategy.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador indicated that next year there will be almost total Internet coverage. So far there are 84,387 free Internet services installed and 11,411 km of fiber optic network enabled, as well as 22,207 free Internet hotspots.

The President acknowledged the work of the Federal Electricity Commission in supplying energy to 99% of the country.

President López Obrador confirmed that there will be increases in highway tolls by the Federal Roads and Bridges department (CAPUFE), however, none will be higher than inflation. Acapulco will be the only place where the increase will not be applied.

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The President reported that the heads of the ministries of the Navy, Security, Economy, National Defense, and Foreign Relations Affairs will be in the delegation that will accompany him to the APEC summit, to be held in San Francisco.

The Chief Executive pointed out that Mexico is the country with the highest economic growth in the world, with a 3.5% increase reported this year. Mexico posted three consecutive years of growth higher than that of the United States.

In the section Who’s Who in Lies, it was reported that:

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– It is not true that there were 350 deaths from Hurricane Otis in Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez. The official registry is 48 people dead. Buildings, houses, hotels, and sunken boats have been searched and no further victims have been reported.