López Obrador says that 2019 was not a bad year; pending insecurity in 2020

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said in his new year message that 2019 was not a bad year and accepted that his government has pending issues such as violence and insecurity in the country, problems that should go down in 2020.

"2019 was not a bad year, we have to say that we are moving forward," said the president through a video he published on social networks this Tuesday night, recorded in the archaeological zone of Palenque, Chiapas.

"I can assure that corruption is over, especially above (high levels of government), we are cleaning up corruption in the government, there is no impunity, the economy remained stable, the peso strengthened, there is no inflation and wages increased minimums, "he added.

In Mexico, inflation in November was 2.97%, while the benchmark interest rate of the Bank of Mexico is currently at 7.25% after a fourth consecutive decline.

Meanwhile, the peso-dollar exchange rate closed last Monday, December 30 at 18.92 per unit, while the minimum wage will rise 20% from January 1, 2020 and will be 123.22 pesos (about 6 , 5 dollars) a day.

The Mexican president acknowledged that his government, which last December turned one year old, should be applied more.

"We have pending problems, pending subjects, such as insecurity and violence, but I am very confident that we will calm down, we will calm down to our country.

He stressed that social causes are addressing the causes that led to insecurity and violence in the country.

"There has to be progress and justice, well-being for people, employment and young people have to be cared for," he said.

In the message, López Obrador recalled that his government aims to separate crime from authority.

"You have to 'paint the line very well' so that what happened in previous governments does not happen," he said in reference to those of presidents Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018).

He explained that such was the case that there came a time when, the drug lord, (Joaquín) "Guzmán Loera had the same power, the same influence as the president who held the highest position in the Government of Mexico, because there was a condemnation and that prevented those who committed the crimes from being punished. "

Finally, López Obrador sent "an affectionate, affectionate, sincere hug to all Mexicans, regardless of the current of thought to which they belong or the religion they profess, we have to join all Mexicans and wish them congratulations for 2020 ".


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