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On November 15th, the Governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) delivered his First Government Report. He argued that, “Only through arguments and ideas can changes can be achieved in Oaxaca” and said that progress has been made in this regard. While acknowledging that much remains to be done, he stated that, “the bases for the development of the state have been established.” The political parties of the opposition pointed out the lack of attention to the needs of the Oaxacans in his speech.
The magazine Sin Embargo highlighted that the delivery of this report was “in a climate of complaints, insecurity and distrust.” While the governor said that “nothing happens in Oaxaca, we can leave our homes quietly, use public transport. There is no such extreme violence as [persists] in other states,” Sin Embargo said “the statistics say the opposite: robberies with violence in Oaxaca total (from January to September) 2,722, according to the Executive Secretariat of the System National Public Security (SESNSP). In the same period, 703 malicious homicides were reported, a considerable number of these are femicides.”
Apart from this, the act took place in the midst of a mobilization of Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE in its Spanish acronym). The teacher position was that after a year of Murat’s government “the account is pending, in the absence of answers in the educational, legal, social, humanitarian and political spheres for the people of Oaxaca because it has only received palliatives and the administration of demands.” “After 365 days, Murat continues to implement a policy of simulation and delay to address the legitimate demands of teachers like the previous administration,” they complained. There were also marches of student teachers and blockades of university students held by the Autonomous University “Benito Juárez” of Oaxaca (UABJO in its Spanish acronym).
For more information in Spanish:
¿En Oaxaca no pasa nada? Queman vivos a 3 presuntos asaltantes de dos ancianos; uno murió anoche (Sin Embargo, 15 de noviembre de 2017)
Listo el primer informe de Alejandro Murat, va al Congreso (Página 3, 15 de noviembre de 2017)
Ejecuciones, marchas y bloqueos empañan primer informe de Alejandro Murat (Proceso, 15 de noviembre de 2017)
Entrega el gobernador Alejandro Murat su Primer Informe de Gobierno al Congreso de Oaxaca (NVI Noticias, 15 de noviembre de 2017)
Marcha Sección 22 vs Primer Informe de Gobierno en Oaxaca (NVI Noticias, 15 de noviembre de 2017)
Entrega Alejandro Murat su primer Informe de Gobierno (NSS Oaxaca, 15 de noviembre de 2017)
For more information from SIPAZ :
Oaxaca : Toma posesión Alejandro Murat Hinojosa como gobernador (4 de diciembre de 2016)
Nacional : Resultados de las elecciones del 5 de junio (16 de junio de 2016)