Another blow to the PAS. The leadership of the Sinaloense Party had not yet finished assimilating the recent resignations of the mayors of Cosalá and El Rosario, when this Wednesday local deputies Rosario Guadalupe Sarabia Soto and Martín Vega Álvarez also announced their departure from the PAS parliamentary group, who confirmed yesterday his adhesion to the Morena parliamentary group, coordinated by Feliciano Castro Meléndrez, with which the National Regeneration Movement will have 22 members. This resignation confirms what was already warned by the moral leader and founder of the party, the current Secretary of Health, Héctor Melesio Cuen Ojeda, who pointed out that there were external forces behind pushing these resignations and even predicted that what happened yesterday would happen. But who are the now ex-pasist deputies: Martín Vega Álvarez is a representative of District 01, which covers the municipalities of El Fuerte and Choix, and is also the first indigenous legislator elected by relative majority in this demarcation, he even chairs the Commission on Indigenous Affairs; while Rosario Guadalupe Sarabia Soto is the representative of District 24, which includes Rosario and Escuinapa, as well as an activist in the mountainous area and president of the Human Rights Commission. Both legislators admitted not having informed the moral leader of the PAS, Cuen Ojeda, or the coordinator of this parliamentary group, Alba Virgen Montes Álvarez, beforehand of their resignations. Of course, Sarabia Soto recalled that she is not a member of PAS, but she did appreciate the shelter that this party gave her, while Vega Álvarez does renounce her militancy in PAS to seek greater opportunities in Morena.
Governor’s proposal causes a stir. The intention of the state president to decree the use of face masks in the state as “non-mandatory” has generated reactions, mostly against it. First it was Mayor Jesús Estrada Ferreiro who rejected the proposal; then the Secretary of Health himself did it, and yesterday the rector of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Jesús Madueña Molina, did the same, who recalled that, as a doctor that he is, he would not eliminate the use of the mask while there is a single case of covid -19, as he recalled that this single case can cause an increase in infections. To these voices of authority have been added several citizen reactions that affirm that, before making this decision, the state president must consult experts in infectology, since it is known that in other countries that relaxed the use of face masks they have once again had problems of infections, despite the percentages of vaccination.
They shave bonus to MP’s. The staff of people from the Public Ministry not only in the capital of Sinaloa, but throughout the state, is very upset by the reduction that was made this fortnight in the bonus they receive monthly. And it is that many were cut between 500 and up to 700 pesos, which had never happened, they say. The annoyance stems from the fact that this administration promised to improve the conditions of all public ministries; but they assure that, contrary to this, they have gone from bad to worse, since they also denounce cuts in gasoline and material for daily work. They assure that the salary has already been deposited late on at least one occasion, and on this last occasion the payment of the bonus was delayed for two days and apart from that it arrived incomplete, with a discount included, which is prevented by law, they pointed out.
Relay in Aguaruto. Since last Friday, March 11, the Aguaruto prison has a new director, after the forced resignation of the predecessor due to the discovery of weapons, drugs, cash, a luxury bedroom and even fighting cocks inside. And although the state Secretary of Public Security, Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, did not reveal the name, he only stated that it is a renowned Sinaloan lawyer, it later emerged that it is José Román Ruiz Guevara, who arrives in relief of María Emma Alcaraz, who left office on February 11, after that esculque.