AMLO: Containing Inflation and Murder, Government Challenges

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated that inflation is showing an increase worldwide and that it is impacting the prices of some products, so reducing this phenomenon “is one of the challenge“to his government, like intentional murder who live in that country.

Murder. This is like inflation: different from our concerns and work, challenges, but here it is,” he said.

In his morning lecture, President acknowledged that during his reign, inflation has registered the highest index, compared to the previous two administrations, with the president Enrique Peña Nieto and the one after this with Felipe Calderon Hinojosa; However, he stated that this was due to a global phenomenon.

“Lately we inflation more than above Pen which is 6.77 -percent-, we are at 7.37 -percent- and this is Calderon’s 6.53 -percent-, the highest. This is also an external phenomenon, you will see it now,” he said.

In this context, he details that inflation registered in Brazil fi 10.7 percent last November, di Russia by 8.40 percent, Mexico by 7.37 percent, WE by 6.81 percent, Chile by 6.70 percent, Colombia by 5.26 percent, germany from 5.20 percent, the UK 5.10 percent and in Canada 4.70 percent.

“I hope this is only temporary, depending on many external factors originating from this pandemic,” he said.

However, López Obrador recalls that from January 1 this year, the minimum wage has increased for worker in Mexico, 22 percent, so that even with the inflation index, purchasing power has strengthened.

Murder

In the case of intentional homicide, Lopez Obrador He detailed, from 2015 to 2016 there was a 26 percent increase in these crimes, from 2016 to 2017, by 28 percent, while from 2017 to 2018, by 16 percent.

“This is it, 2019, 2.8 -percent-, it stopped, started to stop, we are down here, in 2020, 0.4 -percent-, no more increase, and this year the decline has passed compared to 2020 is 4, 16 -percent-“, he said.

He assesses that the downward trend of evil killings will continue in 2022, 2023 and 2024, because “importantly it is going up and we have managed to contain this increase and we have started to decline.”

In his lectures, Lopez Obrador announced on the first Thursday of every month, reports will be provided on the progress of the country’s economy.

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