The highlights of “La Mañanera”


In his morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrabdor reiterated his confidence in the Attorney General of the Republic, Alejandro Gertz Manero, after various criticisms for the slowness in cases such as that of the former director of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya; as well as influence peddling revelations.

He explained that he has not requested his removal from office, a power he has as president, because Gertz Manero has not committed serious crimes.

“In the case of the Prosecutor’s Office for the removal of the Prosecutor, the President may request it if he considers that the Prosecutor has committed serious crimes. The president can request it, nothing else that I consider, and that is my criterion, that the Prosecutor has not committed serious crimes, “he pointed out.

  • President López Obrador announced that in the next meeting with his counterpart from the United States, Joe Biden, the issue of migration will be central, since he will propose legally recruit migrant workers.

“It is an issue that I have to discuss with President Biden. I do not know if it would be convenient for me to advance them on the concrete, specific proposal. I think I should wait until July 12, but I do assure you that it is a central issue and that my proposal to President Biden is an option, a good alternative for both peoples and for both countries in terms of migration,” he said. .

“An unfair policy of paying undocumented workers less and being able to do so has been maintained for a long time. run when they feel like it. So how is a nation going to grow without a workforce? My proposal is that we are going to agree on the labor issue and we are going to order the migratory flow,” she added.

“We are going to legalize the hiring of workers. Let it not be a matter of individuals, human traffickers, smugglers, unscrupulous employers, but rather a matter of governments and we are going to agree on work visas, not only for peasants, for workers, but for professionals. For a lot of people,” he explained.

He stressed that a “bold” migration policy must be made for the benefit of the people: “these are times to make decisions, it is a global crisis and decisions need to be made.”

  • When presenting the results of the Social Security Plan for independent journalists, the general coordinator of Social Communication and spokesman for the Presidency, Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, reported that as of June 30 they were registered on the platform self-employed journalists, 471 applications, of which 386 have already been approved and 85 are in the review phase; a committee of journalists is in charge of these processes.

“Of the 471 applicants who are already registered on the page, the amount of their benefits is about 12 million pesos, which is going to be invested and, as of August 1, they will be able to enjoy the benefits,” he explained.

Of the total number of interested journalists, 30 percent are women and 70 percent are men. 25 percent of records are located in Mexico City; 10 percent in the State of Mexico, eight percent in Veracruz and eight percent in Guerrero.

The five insurances included are: illness and maternity; work risks; disability and life; retirement, unemployment in advanced age and old age, as well as childcare and social benefits.

The registration page will remain open to form a second group of insured independent communicators.

“The registry has not been closed, but we had promised that in the first month a cut would be made. (…) Also tell the fellow journalists who want to register: the page will be permanently open,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The Consultative Committee for the Integration of the Census of Journalists which reviews and approves the profiles of applicants is made up of Enrique Galván Ochoa, Fernanda Tapia, José Reveles, Nancy Flores and Rubén Villalpando Moreno.

  • The president stated that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) could attract the case of the minor burned by his companions in a telesecundaria in the state of Querétaro.

In the first instance, it will request the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), Rosa Icela Rodríguez, to speak with Querétaro authorities, in particular with Governor Mauricio Kuri, so that the progress of this case is analyzed.

“I think that before requesting that the case be brought forward, we are going to have the Secretary of Security, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, speak with the government, with whomever it is necessary with the governor of Querétaro, surely they are doing an investigation.

“If we see that action is not being taken, well, then we will proceed to the case attraction mechanism, we ask the Prosecutor’s Office to consider attracting the case, but that we can see today what is being done in Querétaro and send a group of people to do the research to see how things are,” he said.


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