Guerrero: Governor Aguirre dismisses 10 persons from his cabinet

Ángel Aguirre Rivero, March 2012 @ SIPAZ

On numerous occasions in recent weeks, Ángel Aguirre Rivero, governor of Guerrero, has been accused by reporters for TV Azteca and Televisa of promoting nepotism and corruption.  As a result, Aguirre cleaned the nomination of his direct relatives, although other media had been engaging in these critiques for  months, without any corresponding response.  In a press-conference granted at his office in Acapulco, the governor informed his audience of 10 changes in his cabinet, among these Martha Elba Garzón Bernal for the position of State Attorney General.  Similarly, he dismissed Ernesto Aguirre Gutiérrez, from Strategic Projects, and his sister Rosalinda Aguirre Rivero, who was the director of the System for the General Development of the Family (DIF).  The governor said that it is probable that other changes and adjustments be experienced; he noted that the news has to do in some cases with improvement and strengthening of some areas.  He recognized that in other cases there were relatives who “I had said that I would remove, like Ernesto Guerrero, and my sister Rosalinda Aguirre, among those I can recall.”

In other news, during his visit to the Montaña region of Guerrero, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, progressive presidential candidate, expressed to Governor Aguirre that he is “not alone” in light of the attacks of the TV reporters.  Furthermore, he assured that in case of winning the presidency of the Republic, he would strengthen the rural normal schools of the country, including that in Ayotzinapa, beyond assuring that repression against students would not exist.

For more information (in Spanish):

“Televisa y TV Azteca nos tratan como a sus gatos” (Proceso, 13 de mayo)

Cambia Aguirre a 10 en su gabinete, entre ellos a su hermana y su sobrino (La Jornada de Guerrero, 15 de mayo)

El gobernador “no está solo”, dice López Obrador a Aguirre Rivero (La Jornada de Guerrero, 15 de mayo)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: March in commemoration of Genaro Vázquez – justice demanded for the case of Ayotzinapa (9 February 2012)

Guerrero: precautionary measures requested for education student; 5000 demand political judgment of Aguirre (8 February 2012)

Guerrero: CNDH confirms serious rights-violations against students of Ayotzinapa (16 January 2012)

Guerrero: Extrajudicial execution of students from the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa (21 December 2011)

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