In defense of López Obrador’s security strategy, the CDMX head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, assured that each state administration must assume its responsibility, while blaming former president Felipe Calderón for the violence.
After questioning President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s strategy, fueled by the murder of three Jesuits in Chihuahua, Sheinbaum assured that “he forgets that many of the crimes have to do with common law crimes and that the state governments, the governments of the entities we have a lot to contribute to the security of our entities”.
“I agree that attention to the causes is fundamental, there can be no security policy, if there is no attention to the causes, if rights are not opened to young people, rights in all senses: education, culture, sports, work , but also civil rights, human rights as in the case of Mexico City,” Sheinbaum said.
Likewise, he added that the question would not be what the federal government is doing, but what the governments, security secretariats and local prosecutors are doing to reduce the incidence of common law crimes such as robbery from passers-by, kidnappings, extortion and intentional homicides.
In addition, he took the opportunity to blame former President Felipe Calderón for the wave of violence that plagues the country, as he assured that “what there is, unfortunately, circumstances of homicides and circumstances of disappearances, but not ordered by the State, but because of the terrible war that it was opened in Mexico after Calderón’s six-year term and that we continue to see many of its impacts to date”.
Similarly, after several clashes with relatives of the disappeared, he assured that the creation of the Memorial for Disappeared Persons is a good idea, although he affirmed that it should not be in the Glorieta de la Palma, but rather that this should be the Estela de Luz, since he assured that “It is a monument to corruption” and because it was Calderón’s six-year term when he started the war against drug trafficking.
In this context, Sheinbaum also assured that the act of initiating activities of the Truth Commission gave another color to the forced disappearances, since they were ordered by civil authorities of the Mexican State, in “that terrible time in the history of Mexico, of an authoritarianism where people disappeared, they were tortured. That disappeared in our country.
He stressed that the memorial for the disappeared should be the same Estela de Luz on Paseo de la Reforma, while, at the other end of the Bosque de Chapultepec, just between Campo Marte and the Periférico, there is the Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico, inaugurated during the Calderón administration, while the CDMX government already prevents the placement of photographs of the disappeared in the Glorieta de la Palma.
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While Sheinbaum’s statement comes a day after the Mexico City Congress urged her not to repress or systematically violate the human rights of indigenous communities settled in CDMX, after several clashes between artisans from the Triqui community of Oaxaca and capital police, as well as the alert from the Canaco CDMX that crimes against businesses in the capital increased during the first quarter of the year.
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