Under Reserve is elaborated with verified contributions from journalists and writers from the El Universal newspaper.
Ex President Felipe Calderon, and many of his administration’s executives went down memory lane yesterday to revisit old times. On the one hand, the former President announced his new book titled: Hard Choices published by the editorial house Debate. In his announcement, the expanista mentioned that he finished the text, which contained the most important and hardest decisions he’s had to take in public office, late last year. Javier Lozano, former Labor Secretary for Calderon, published a photo on twitter in which he congratulated Ernesto Cordero, former Treasury Secretary, for his birthday. In the picture there’s also Calderon’s Chief of Staff, Salvador Vega of Public Function, and the former Panista Senator Jorge Luis Lavalle. Fortunately, none of them thought about uploading a picture with Genaro Garcia Luna.
Nothing about the President’s declaration that gender violence did not increase during the pandemic was well received. His own government detailed that emergency calls due to domestic violence have increased. We’re told that after the president’s comments, 157 NGO’s signed a letter to the leader of the Executive branch requesting that he guarantees resources for the defence of women’s rights and that the problem they suffer is recognized. That same letter was only signed by seven organizations on Wednesday morning, but after his comments more groups joined the warning and, once again, it seems like the leader’s relationship with feminists has turned for wose.
Tears almost seem to form as Majority Party Senators spoke about the humanitarian Amnesty Law that guaranteed the life of inmates that are vulnerable to the Pandemic. During the discussion, we’re told, there were voices in the minority parties that predicted that the degree would come too late, because for beneficiaries of the law to be selected, 180 days would pass, time in which not even the most pessimistic believe the pandemic will hold its current pace. It was better for states to apply the aminsity and pardons. But no. We’re told that the Party wanted the signature of the President in a degree. And there it is, in a piece of paper, because thanks to it no one has been saved from an infection in prison.
We’re told that after the “success” -their words, not ours- of the auction held last week in the Los Pinos Cultural Center by the Institute to Return what was Stolen to the People (Indep), this institution is preparing another auction. We’re told that it’ll be held next sunday, 17th of May - a date in which we’re expecting to still be in a maximum infection period- the previously called Administration and Sale Service will hold, in the former presidential residence, a new auction sale in which jewelry, residences, helicopters, and luxury vehicles will be sold. We’re told to anticipate that in this new action there’ll only be space for 15 participants, which is why medical staff that has been living in the residence for over a week will be prohibited from getting close to the auction in order to keep social distancing measures.