Andrés Manuel López Obrador welcomes the participants of his fifth government report this Friday in Campeche. MEXICO PRESIDENTIAL (via Portal)
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has symbolically opened the last year of his government. The left-wing president, who came to power in 2018 as the most elected president in Mexican history, took stock of his five years in power but also made a statement of intent about what lies ahead in the final stretch. , in which he will complete a final sprint to fulfill his campaign obligations. López Obrador, who promotes a philosophy he has dubbed “Mexican Humanism,” has announced that the remaining 13 months of his term will be guided by the maxim of putting the poor at the center. “We will continue with the same strategy: serve everyone, respect everyone, but give preference to the poorest and most needy, because we must internalize well what our motto means, the principle: ‘For the good of all, the poor first’.” ” , he explained.
This time, contrary to his own tradition, López Obrador issued his fifth government report in the state of Campeche (in recent years he has used the National Palace where he is based). His plan is to board the Mayan train later to conduct a technical test of the route and the condition of the tracks before this famous structure in southeastern Mexico opens to the public. That day he also announced that another of his priority projects would come online: the Dos Bocas refinery in his home state of Tabasco. It was also promised that two coking plants in Tula and Salina Cruz and two Federal Electricity Commission combined cycle plants in the Yucatan Peninsula would be delivered in the coming months. As part of his list of tasks for the past year, he has also announced that he will submit to Congress an initiative to reform the judiciary, with which he has had a contentious relationship in recent months.
In Mexico, every government report is considered President’s Day. López Obrador was supported this Friday by the members of his Cabinet and the governors, including opposition parties (the one from Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, from Movimiento Ciudadano; the one from Yucatán, Mauricio Vila, from the PAN; the one from Yucatán, Mauricio Vila, from the PAN; the one from Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, from Movimiento Ciudadano; the one from Yucatán, Mauricio Vila, from the PAN; the one from Durango, Esteban Villegas, from the PRI). His wife, the writer Beatriz Gutiérrez, sat in the front row. It was an audience that remained loyal to the speaker. “President, President!” they shouted and applauded him. López Obrador thanked the officials who have supported him in his leadership, especially the soldiers and sailors to whom his government has entrusted such diverse tasks, ranging from public security to civil protection, port and customs administration and construction areas of public works, running hospitals, cleaning beaches, distributing medicines and managing state-owned companies. “We show that sailors and soldiers are people in uniform and exemplary public servants,” the president said.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador during his fifth government report this Friday in Campeche. Presidency of Mexico
López Obrador, 69, has defended his vision that the centerpiece of all politics should be helping the poor and abolishing the privileges of the rich and the gilded bureaucracy. Then the President revised Marxist theory. In his view, the origin of the accumulation of wealth and inequality is not the theft of surplus value from the worker by the bourgeoisie, but rather government corruption. “Here [en México]Unfortunately, inequality arose because corruption had prevailed for a long time. We must learn this lesson well. Corruption is not a pandemic, it is a plague and we must put an end to it, banish it, because the well-being, tranquility and peace of our country and our people depend on it. “That’s what we’re demonstrating.”
López Obrador has highlighted that between 2018 and 2022, despite the pandemic, poverty fell by 5.6 points and that income inequality between the richest and poorest households decreased 18 to 15 times. He has also asserted that income inequality per person has increased from 36 times in 2010 to 17 times in 2022. The president has pointed out that there has also been a reduction in poverty in Mexico’s southeastern states, historically the most economically backward, in part because the government has allocated significant public resources in this area. “With 13 months to go before the end of my term, I can show that with a dignified and hard-working people and an honest and strict government, it is possible to live together in a better, fairer, freer, more fraternal and more egalitarian society. “In addition, we reaffirmed our main hypothesis that corruption was the main cause of economic and social inequality,” he said.
The president has said that his administration’s penchant for the poor, however, has not resulted in things going badly for “those at the top,” an almost necessary clarification for a ruler accused of threatening private property and violating the rich go ahead. “Business people, including bankers, have also made reasonable, legal profits, and that’s also important to know. “Most companies and all banks have done very well and in some cases achieved historic profits,” he said. “For this reason, I confirm that we have proclaimed: above with those below, which does not necessarily mean below with those above, but below with privileges.”
Book containing the text of the fifth report of the López Obrador government.MEXICO PRESIDENCY (via Portal)
López Obrador’s monetary cuts also included reducing insecurity numbers, increasing public spending on social programs, economic growth, strengthening the peso, increasing remittances and eliminating privileges for the golden bureaucracy. Public order has been strengthened without taxes having to be increased, he emphasized. “What was the key to achieving these results? The key is not to allow corruption. It seems like something elementary, simple, even simple, but the progress of justice in our country depends on it. Nothing has hurt Mexico more than the dishonesty of its rulers. This was essentially the success of the government of transformation. he remarked. .
As he said he was about to end his more than hour-long speech, the loyal audience at the Campeche Convention Center could be heard chanting “No, continue, not finish, not go.” “We will continue to strive towards the lofty ideals of democracy, true democracy, justice, equality, freedom, fraternity and sovereignty,” he concluded the speech. “No corruption, no extravagances, no authoritarianism, no classism, no racism, no discrimination. Democracy yes, oligarchy no; Honesty yes, corruption no; Justice and fraternity yes, poverty and inequality no.” The left-wing leader left the microphone and headed for the exit, heading towards the final year of a presidency he won in the third election in the election. He will get on the train later, the same one in the story.
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