Transparency looks different when you’re part of the opposition

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Transparency looks different when you’re part of the opposition
John Ackerman voiced his outrage after information regarding his and his wife’s properties was made public - Photo: Taken form Twitter
English 22/06/2020 10:17 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:27

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Transparency looks different when you’re part of the opposition

John Ackerman was reminded that life looks quite different when you’re part of the opposition. In recent days, Ackerman voiced his outrage after an article revealed the properties owned by him and his wife, Public Administration Minister Irma Eréndira Sandoval, as well as inheritances and donations they have received. On March 22, 2013, the UNAM academic tweeted that it was urgent to learn the asset declaration of each of the cabinet members and then-President Enrique Peña Nieto and demanded to learn the origin of several donations. Now, it seems like Ackerman has forgotten about transparency

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The President goes to Jalisco

We’ve been told that in two weeks, President López Obrador will resume his activities and travel throughout the country, including Jalisco. Nevertheless, the President will not host a public or private event with governor Enrique Alfaro, with whom he’s not friends with, especially after Alfaro said López Obrador was behind the violent protests in Guadalajara. The President’s team is planning to stop by Jalisco and then continue to Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, and Sinaloa. We’ve been told that although Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero wished Alfaro a happy birthday, it was only a diplomatic move and that there won’t be a meeting between the President and the governor.

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Is the INAI next?

After President López Obrador raised the possibility of shutting down the Conapred, this sparked fear inside the INAI. Moreover, the transparency institute is currently vulnerable and the President often criticizes the organization. So it is obvious the INAI is disliked by the federal government, which puts transparency at risk. 

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All eyes are on Ríos Farjat

This week, Supreme Court minister Margarita Ríos Farjat must decide is she admits or dismissed the challenges against the militarization of public security. Although it’s been two weeks since the first constitutional controversy was filed against the decree, the decision must be made soon, and therefore, the minister must reveal her decision in the upcoming days. It’s known that so far, the lower chamber, Michoacán, and Colima requested the suspension of the decree. However, new challenged might be filed until next Monday. All eyes are on Ríos Farjat.

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