Porfirio Muñoz criticizes the treatment of immigrants

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

Porfirio Muñoz  criticizes the treatment of immigrants
Lawmaker Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, who once represented Mexico at the UN, has criticized Mexico’s new stance on migration - Photo: Berenice Fregoso/EL UNIVERSAL
English 11/02/2020 10:39 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:46
Guardando favorito...

Leer en español

Porfirio Muñoz criticizes the treatment of immigrants

Yesterday, during his visit to a migrant shelter in Tapachula, lawmaker Porfirio Muñoz Ledo said the government was a hypocrite in the way it handles migration and accused it of trying to hide the reality. His fellow party member and the head of the Migration Commission, Kristal Vences, has blamed the past administrations and corruption for the current situation. She was interrupted by a Honduran migrant who said smugglers still operate and that there’s corruption at the migration institute, and said both have asked for money and added that his migration process has taken 6 months, not 2 weeks. So despite the efforts to make it seem like the migratory station in Chiapas is fine, the reality came out.

Recommended: Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

The PRI has lost all hope

Clara Luz Flores Carrales, the mayor of Escobedo, Nuevo León, has exited the PRI. The political party is worried since she was a favorite to contend in the 2021 Nuevo León elections. We’ve been told that the former PRI member has received proposals to join other parties although she hasn’t made a decision.

Recommended: Is this the end of PRI's 'Perfect Dictatorship'?

New headquarters for the National Guard

We’ve been told that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is getting ready to visit Michoacán, Jalisco, and Guanajuato this weekend, to inaugurate the National Guard’s headquarters in these three states, which are also the most violent in the country.

Recommended: Will Mexico's new National Guard bring peace?

The Congress’ TV station is growing

The Congress’ TV station will start its broadcast next week. We’ve been told that starting on Monday, the CongressTV station will be available in 10 cities. As you might remember, in 2019 the government authorized the Congress’ TV station to broadcast different programs, however, this does not imply a budget increase.


Guardando favorito...