The plenary session of SENATE jointly approved a point of agreement to express their solidarity with the victims of Hurricane “Otis” in Acapulco and urge the authorities from the three levels of government to take care of their needs.
Speaking of which, from the rostrum, Lilly Tellez, a PAN senator, criticized the administration of President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, highlighting the loss of the Natural Disaster Fund (the foundation).
“The time has come for the President of the Republic to pay for the loss of Fonden; here it is NatureLife itself that charged the President of the Republic for the theft of Fonden, and he charged it in the saddest way, paying it to citizens; they lost everything they had,” he said.
Immediately, Margarita Valdessenator from Morena strongly came out in defense of the chief executive.
“Then, then (they will come) to this platform with the wings of a vulture, or vulture or vulture, who wants to be responsible and political, politicization such a sad tragedy, only people without heart, without guts, without viscera do that (…) I do not accept that for any reason they tell us about Fonden, we stole it from ourselves. Morena”, he emphasized.
Shouting from his seat, Téllez insisted on his point, which resulted in the questioning of the president of the Senate I respect the speaker both times.
In separate interviews, the parliamentary coordinators of the opposition criticized the slowness of the reaction of the Mexican government to anticipate the demands coming from the coup. storm “Otis“, on the coast of Guerrero.
Julen Smithery from the PAN parliamentary group asked López Obrador in his conference morning about the effect size of the information.
“I don’t understand, and I don’t seem to understand, under any circumstances, that a person like the President of the Republic, at 7:00 in the morning, seven hours after the Pacific coast, especially in Acapulco, affected a freak of this nature, and no one knows anything,” he emphasized.
Manuel Yearn, leader of the PRI senators, stressed that situations like the one created by Hurricane Otis show a lack of trust in the foundation.
“This is the moment where Fonden applies in a proper way to natural disasters, which are not only physical but also in the countryside, overflowing rivers, in short. Funden is always an alternative to directly solving these problems because the municipalities, with this size of the problem, cannot face them,” he said.
Clement Castaneda, coordinator of the Citizen Movement parliamentary group, joined the criticism of Fonden’s absence.
“We have said this many times; this is a serious mistake. It is taking the instruments from the federal government so that it can respond to arguments that do not stand on their own. Now we expect the government to use the MEANS, which is there and will react immediately.”
In the morning, when appearing before the committees of the legislative body to explain the 2024 economic package, Gabriel Yorio, Undersecretary of the Treasury, assured that the federal government has the resources to solve the emergency in Guerrero, although formally the foundation.
“Cash reserve coverage is not touched. Currently, we have 18 billion pesos in the foundation. There is a line budgetary amount of close to 10 billion pesos that is often involved,” he said.