Wakey-wakey, Mexico! Grab your coffee and put on your thinking sombrero because President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) just hosted a fiesta of facts and a dash of drama in the Morning Conference from Obregón, Sonora. Here's the scoop on the AMLO Showtime.
In a land where the sun shines hotter than your morning coffee, AMLO found himself in Sonora, soaking in some birthday love from Alfonso Durazo, the local governor. Durazo proudly flaunted Sonora's safety strides, sharing that over 1,300 state police officers aced the ultimate trust test, along with almost 4,000 municipal counterparts. It seems like Sonora is on a mission to make crime run for the hills.
But it's not just about arresting bad hombres. Sonora's tackling violence at its roots, throwing Permanent Peace Days in 12 hotspots. Nogales, Hermosillo, Guaymas, San Carlos, Empalme, and Cajeme, all joining forces to say adiós to chaos.
In a twist of progress, Sonora boasts a fully trained police force ready to tackle family and gender violence. If you're a baddie in Sonora, the odds are stacking against you. And if you think August is just another summer month, think again. Sonora clocked in a record-breaking 275 arrest warrants executed. The criminals are on notice – Sonora means business.
Luis Cresencio Sandoval, the maestro of security from Sedena, stepped into the limelight. Sonora, he said, is seventh nationally in intentional homicides – not exactly the podium you'd like to be on, but hey, progress is progress.
Crimes like vehicle theft, transportation heists, and home invasions are taking a bow and heading backstage. The not-so-welcome stars of this crime show? Hermosillo, Cajeme, San Luis Río Colorado, and Caborca.
With over 8,000 federal forces in the mix, Sonora is turning into a security fortress. And oh, let's not forget the showstopper – drug busts. Imagine this: 78,804 kg of marijuana, 2,329 kg of cocaine, 8.7 million fentanyl pills, and 23.2 million liters of fuel seized. Sonora's not just a desert; it's a desert storm against crime.
Gasoline and Basic Basket
David Aguilar Romero, the gasoline guru from Profeco, dialed in with the latest on fuel prices. The average gasoline prices? Regular at 22.54 pesos, premium at 24.64 pesos, and diesel at 24.02 pesos. But wait, there's more – 277 complaints via the “Litro por litro” app, and 337 verification visits, including a spot-check on the sanitary state of gas stations.
Moving on to LP gas, it's a bargain at 17.72 pesos per kilo for cylinders and 9.56 per liter for the stationary kind. Profeco's been playing gas detective with over 800 visits and checks in the last week.
As for the basic food basket, prices are behaving – highest at 1033.30 pesos and lowest at 770.20 pesos. The pantry's looking stable, folks.
In the financial corner, we have remittances hitting a record high, like that extra shot of espresso you didn't know you needed. The Bank of Mexico spills the beans: 5 billion 613 million dollars between 2018 and 2023. Who says money doesn't grow on trees?
The drama doesn't stop. Victims of “Otis” in Acapulco are getting a helping hand, thanks to 20,000 federal forces turning into disaster superheroes. Next week, support delivered house by house – talk about home delivery with a twist.
And here's a history lesson: the Yaqui people suffered the most during the Porfiriato, and AMLO's not letting us forget it.
In a plot twist, an agreement's been inked with Grupo México for train tracks – an adventure awaits in Tehuantepec. Plus, water wars in Sonora? Stay tuned for a round table showdown.
AMLO puts on his detective hat, hinting at a possible misuse of public resources by an INAI official. Spoiler alert: he doesn't like INAI, and he's not afraid to say it. Somebody get this man a magnifying glass. AMLO wants to know if it's burning taxpayer money
And those 15 billion pesos meant for Acapulco victims? The judges seem to be holding onto it tighter than a toddler with a toy. Oh, and don't blink – a new Supreme Court minister's coming to town soon. Cue the suspenseful music.
AMLO's playing the good neighbor card, supporting poorer Central American and Caribbean countries. He's even batting for Cuba, hoping the U.S. lifts its embargo.
Alicia Bárcena steps up to the mic, revealing the highs and lows of the migratory rollercoaster. The Venezuelan flow is ebbing, but Cuba, Ecuador, and Haiti are the new kids on the border block. Mexico's investing $80 million in migrant support because apparently, borders need a humanitarian touch.
AMLO goes on the offensive, challenging those pesky civil organizations. “It is not true that there are 126 thousand missing persons,” he declares. But fear not, a census is on the way to set the record straight. Ayotzinapa's getting a deep dive, and AMLO's not mincing words.
AMLO drops a truth bomb: the Judicial Power still requires a cleanup. He's solved some cases, but it's a marathon, not a sprint. Who knew justice had so many loose ends?
AMLO's got a surprise for November 20: an invitation to freight railroad big shots. Passenger trains, the sequel, might just be coming to a station near you. Cue the choo-choo excitement.
The day wouldn't be complete without a mystery. Magistrate Ociel Baena's death sparks intrigue. Rosa Icela Rodríguez promises an investigation, keeping us on the edge of our seats. Stay tuned for the next episode.