López Obrador returns to the border

Off the Record features fact-checked news written by journalists and contributors to EL UNIVERSAL

López Obrador returns to the border
Last weekend, López Obrador held a rally in Tijuana - Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP
English 12/06/2019 11:10 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 11:16
Guardando favorito...

Leer en español

López Obrador returns to the border

We've been told that President López Obrador will return to Mexico's northern border where he will announce the budget his government will allocate to face the migration phenomenon. We've been told that the President wants to strengthen the agreement reached with the U.S. to decrease the migration flow from Central America through visits to the border towns. On Friday, the President will visit Ojinaga, Chihuahua.

Porfirio Muñoz Ledo vs Olga Sánchez Cordero

Last Saturday in Tijuana, during the event hosted by the President to “defend Mexico's dignity”, the president of the lower chamber, Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, Morena, criticized the federal government for the double standards applied to migrants in the northern and southern borders of the country: “it's immoral and unacceptable.” It seems like Porfirio Muñoz Ledo is still uncomfortable with the topic because yesterday, during the forums to discuss the state and electoral reforms, he told Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero: “It's better to have an electoral pact than a migration pact, right Olga?.”

Ernesto Cordero is back

Former Finance Minister, former Senate president, and former PAN member Ernesto Cordero was seen at the National Palace yesterday, who was appointed as the technical director of the Centro-Bajío-Occidente alliance, an effort from the private sector and the governors of Querétaro, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, and San Luis Potosí to boost investment and competitiveness. We've been told that Ernesto Cordero is the new member of the group of former PAN members who work for PAN governors, along with Luis Felipe Bravo Mena in Guanajuato, and Roberto Gil in Tamaulipas.

Morena monopolizes the negotiations

We've been told that the parliamentary opposition leaders, who attended the inauguration of the forums to discuss the state and electoral reforms, didn't approve that the only party who intervened was Morena. The presidents of the Senate and the lower chamber, Martí Batres and Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, Mario Delgado, and Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero were the ones who spoke during the event. We've been told that Mario Delgado will face the critics because opposition lawmakers consider that it is not a good idea for Morena members to look for consensus and unity for a key reform while ignoring the other parties.


Guardando favorito...

Noticias según tus intereses

El Universal

Las Indispensables

Termina tu día bien informado con las notas más relevantes con este newsletter

Al registrarme acepto los términos y condiciones