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  • #46
    In Mexico, A Mayor Is Killed Within Hours Of Taking Office
    The governor of the Mexican state of Oaxaca promises an investigation after a mayor of the town of Tlaxiaco was killed. Gov. Alejandro Murat says a suspect is in custody.

    Another MORENA politician was killed Sunday in the state of Morelos. The state government announced the death of María Ascención Torres Cruz on Twitter, writing, "Que en paz descanse," Spanish for "rest in peace."

    January 2, 20196:34 AM ET
    Morena De Corazón
    13h13 hours ago
    Morena De Corazón Retweeted Flavio Sosa Villa..

    #PorcalloSánchez, leader of MORENA ( Mexico’s leftist political party ) has been assassinated in San Pedro Tutupec

    His wife Mrs. Denia Itzel Mata Jiménez was seriously wounded


    • #47
      Mexico urges regional bloc not to meddle in Venezuela
      LIMA (Reuters) - Mexico’s new leftist government on Friday called on its peers to refrain from interfering in Venezuela’s internal affairs, declining to back a regional declaration that urged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to take office on Jan. 10.
      Mexico was the sole country in the 14-member Lima Group that opted not to sign a statement critical of Maduro, the first time Mexico has not supported a declaration by the group since it was created in 2017 to push for democratic reforms in Venezuela.

      Mexico was once among the most outspoken critics of Maduro. But ties with Venezuela have warmed under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who invited Maduro to his inauguration last month.


      • #48
        600 soldiers will arrive in Guanajuato due to crisis of violence
        In total there will be 800 elements of the Armed Forces that will be watching the Industrial Corridor and the south of the state

        Photo: Cuartoscuro


        The state government announced that 600 members of the Army are more Guanajuato, who will join 200 troops of the Navy, to implement surveillance operations in the conflict zones of the entity.

        After receiving a call from the federal Secretary of Public Safety, Alfonso Durazo, the president, Diego Sinhué Vallejo, said that the staff of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) 300 are paratroopers and the rest are part of special groups.

        In total there will be 800 elements of the Armed Forces that will be watching the Industrial Corridor and the south of the state, who will be integrated by personnel from the Public Security Forces and the municipal police, he said in a statement.
        Read more: Infierno in Guanajuato; they register 15 murders in just a few hours

        The president explained that these strategic points will have to establish in Penjamo and Valle de Santiago, so they can cover the surrounding municipalities.

        The colonies will be monitored by a first circle made up of the municipal police, and the second by the elements of the State Public Security Forces (FSPE), while the entrances to the cities and communities as well as roads will be in charge of the Army and the Navy, said the governor.

        "This action is a reinforcement to surveillance, today the Federation takes seriously the problem in Guanajuato, which is derived from a federal crime that is the theft of fuel and are taking important actions such as the deployment of these Armed Forces," he added. .


        • #49
          Gas stations run out of fuel, close, and police can not patrol streets!

          Gas shortages in 9 states; AMLO says it’s a result of new efforts against theft
          Tanker trucks have replaced some pipelines to move fuel but the process is much slower
          Saturday, January 5, 2019

          At least nine states are now affected by gasoline shortages, a situation which President López Obrador says is the result of the government’s new strategy to combat petroleum theft.

          Shortages of varying severity have been reported in Michoacán, Querétaro, México state, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Puebla, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Hidalgo.

          López Obrador told a press conference yesterday that state oil company Pemex is making greater use of tanker trucks to transport fuel rather than pipelines as part of the strategy to combat fuel theft, explaining that was the cause of the gas shortages

          The government announced last week that it would also deploy 4,000 soldiers and marines to guard the nation’s oil refineries and petroleum storage facilities as part of the plan to combat fuel theft, a scourge that costs Pemex billions of pesos a year.


          • #50
            Amy Stillman
            ‏ @amystillman

            Hundreds of cars wait to fuel up at few remaining open gas stations on Avenida de Las Torres between #Toluca and #CDMX as @Pemex fuel shortages mount.
            4:38 PM - 5 Jan 2019


            • #51
              I don't see the National Guard being an answer. I see perhaps the Cartels infiltrating the National Guard. Or corrupting them. I think AMLO offered to house migrants so as to get 5 Billion dollars from the USA.

              Mexico's president to raise pay, boost economy along border so residents will have no reason to cross into U.S.

              In his first press conference of 2019, Lopez Obrador called for young Mexicans to join a newly created national guard of more than 50,000 members by 2021. He promised that the guard would observe human rights and keep Mexico safe.

              Security experts such as David Shirk, who has studied the issue closely for more than a decade, said he, too, was "skeptical of such efforts to centralize policing, because there is a great risk of also centralizing corruption and making police less focused on addressing local concerns, where most crime originates."

              The issues on the minds of many border residents Saturday went beyond crime and jobs. Many, like Hugo Gaytan, 26, dread the winter weather and the rising number of Central Americans flocking to the border in hopes of crossing into the U.S. to apply for asylum.

              Many Central Americans, however, have said they have no intention of staying in Mexico to work, even though the Trump administration plans to require Central Americans to remain in Mexico while their asylum cases crawl through U.S. courts. That policy faces legal challenges, and questions about Mexico's willingness to enforce a measure the Lopez Obrador team, by all accounts, has seemed reluctant to embrace from day one.

              Mexican border cities such as Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa and Tijuana may turn into giant waiting areas, something viewed with growing concern at migrant shelters on both sides of the border. In the Juarez stop, Lopez Obrador and his team didn't address the pooling of Central Americans at the border.

              "I don't know if President Lopez Obrador fully understands the ramifications of this," said Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute. "It seems he may think he got a deal, but the U.S. government didn't give up anything, and if this goes through, the Mexican government has assumed an enormous and potentially dangerous responsibility for Central American asylum-seekers who will be stuck in Mexican territory."


              • #52
                Mexico’s central bank challenges public servant pay cuts
                López Obrador’s determination to curb salaries in austerity drive faces fresh turbulence


                The determination of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s president, to slash public servants’ salaries as part of a sweeping austerity drive has hit fresh turbulence after the central bank sought clarification from the Supreme Court about how it will be applied.

                The challenge from the Bank of Mexico was announced on Thursday, just days after the federal competition authority, Cofece — which, like the central bank, is an autonomous institution — filed its own suit against the controversial measure, which critics say could drain Mexico of talent.

                The central bank couched its objections in broad terms, relating to how the law should apply to an independent institution as opposed to the government, although opposition within the bank to the salary cut has been widespread. Mr López Obrador said the object of cutting the highest salaries is to improve those of lower-paid workers.


                • #53
                  The ranch and house was inherited from his parents
                  AMLO declares his assets but they don’t amount to much

                  President López Obrador has formally declared his assets, but there isn’t much to declare.

                  His only asset is a country house in Palenque, Chiapas, but even that property is not legally his: the legal owners are his four sons. The president said he has the legal right to use and enjoy the house “until I cease to exist, that is the agreement stated in the public ownership documents of the 12,000-square-meter property.”

                  The president insisted that his property is not a ranch “because a ranch and a farm are a step away from being an estate.”

                  Also released this morning was the declaration of assets of the president’s wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller. One asset is a 2.7-million-peso house in which the couple live, located in the Mexico City borough of Tlalpan.

                  She also listed three properties in Puebla, a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan valued at 353,000 pesos, a second vehicle worth 292,900 pesos and jewelry, paintings, sculptures and furnishings.

                  Value of the assets came to just over 8 million pesos.

                  Gutiérrez reported monthly income of 117,500 pesos, while the president earns 108,744 pesos.


                  • #54
                    In at least six states, gas shortage crisis has become worse and will continue
                    There is no shortage of gasoline, says López Obrador. Problem is in distribution
                    The gasoline shortage has worsened in at least six states and will persist in the coming days, a situation which President López Obrador reiterated today is due to logistics rather than a lack of supply.

                    Shortages in Michoacán, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, México state and Jalisco were first reported on December 31, meaning that motorists in those states are now entering a second week without any certainty that they will be able to fill up.

                    López Obrador told a press conference Friday that the state oil company is making greater use of tanker trucks to transport fuel rather than pipelines as part of the strategy to combat fuel theft, explaining that was the cause of the gas shortages.

                    The president also said that an additional 900 soldiers would be deployed today to strengthen surveillance of Pemex infrastructure.


                    • #55
                      As 4,000 soldiers watch over Pemex facilities, severe fuel shortages continue
                      Government says anti-theft strategy is working, but the cost in fuel shortages has been high
                      Around 4,000 soldiers and marines are now guarding Mexico’s oil refineries and other facilities operated by the state oil company as part of the federal government’s anti-fuel theft strategy.

                      President López Obrador said today that the government’s plan, which has also included transporting fuel by tanker trucks rather than pipelines, has already generated savings of 2.5 billion pesos (US $129.1 million).

                      “Before the plan [a quantity equal to] 787 tankers [of fuel] was stolen daily, now with the plan it’s gone down to 177 tankers a day,” he told reporters at his early morning press conference.


                      • #56
                        Nacha Cattan
                        ‏ @nncattan
                        12h12 hours ago

                        Nacha Cattan Retweeted Chefsito Sotito

                        Some dark humor, likening Mexico's fuel shortage to Mad Max: #nohaygasolina




                        • #57
                          Michael Welling
                          ‏ @WellingMichael
                          6m6 minutes ago

                          It's not Havana. It's not Caracas. It's the shortage of gasoline in Mexico's #CuartaTransformacion with @lopezobrador_ Whats Next? The shortage of toilet paper? - @Mex_Libertario



                          • #58
                            Mexican ports see bottlenecks as fuel distribution slows: traders


                            MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Bottlenecks for offloading imported fuel are forming at some Mexican oil ports following government orders to shut pipelines to limit losses from widespread fuel theft, according to traders and Refinitiv Eikon data.

                            With storage limited in Mexico, the move by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to shut pipelines and move fuel mostly by rail and truck has slowed transport, causing long lines for consumers and slowed deliveries at ports, where more than 7 million barrels of fuel - enough for several days of use in Mexico - languish.


                            • #59
                              People standing in line waiting to buy gas, have waited 3 hours and still not at end of line. can buy only 20 liters, and people in cars in line to buy gas. Video. Everyone is so orderly.


                              The line for gas in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.


                              • #60
                                Economic impact of fuel shortages will widen if they continue
                                Losses incurred by gas stations now estimated at 10 billion pesos
                                Gas stations and the transportation sector are already taking a heavy financial hit from the prolonged and widespread fuel shortage but if it continues into next week, the impact on the economy will widen, business groups warn.

                                Losses incurred by gas stations in 11 affected states have reached 10 billion pesos (US $522.3 million), according to the Mexican Association of Gas Station Owners (Amegas).

                                Stations in Jalisco have taken the biggest hit, the organization said, with losses totaling an estimated 3 billion pesos (US $156.7 million).
                                “In Jalisco, 300 million pesos [worth of fuel] is sold in a single day. We’ve gone 10 days in which almost no gasoline has been sold . . .” Amegas said.