President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at a press conference that the only concern in Mexico has to do with homicides, Besides that "everything else has gone down, we have advanced".
The president stated that it is the conservatives who want to position the government as an opponent of feminism and to the fight of women. He argued that, unlike conservatives, in the Government of Mexico they have convictions, principles, and they are "humanists."
He insisted that the opposition only seeks a confrontation, for which there is "no problem of conscience." "The questioning about femicides is one more of so many questions"Said the president, adding that even if" the disqualifications with this topic and others "do not end, it will continue guaranteeing peace and tranquility in the country.
Reinforcing the idea of protecting all Mexicans and not allow hate crimesadded a message for all women from Mexico: "are protected, represented, we are doing everything to guarantee peace and tranquility, and I understand that our adversaries are seeking to confront us. ”
Among the homicides, he said that there has been no significant decrease at the national level, but he is "sure it will be achieved".
On May 6, President López Obrador affirmed that domestic violence did not increase during social isolation by COVID-19 during the National Day of Healthy Distance. During the press conference this morning he assured that what has happened is a “family reunion”.
“It was said that there was going to be intra-family violence and there was not, in a recent survey it was stated that one of the things that people celebrated is that there was a family reunion, one of the good things that this bad, this pandemic leaves us, "he said.
The president was questioned by a reporter about his assertion on Friday, May 15, when he said that 90% of calls for violence against women are false. The Minister of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, replied that A detailed report will be given on May 26, and recognized that in the country a patriarchal system is lived where there is machismo and gender violence.
However, there are official records that confirm the increase in domestic violence during the quarantine due to the health crisis. In March of this year, 20,323 investigation folders were opened for “family violence”, the highest number since 2015, 14% higher than that of February, and 19% higher than the monthly average of 2019.
Also, multiple data they deny the president's statement: from complaints through telephone calls to emergency numbers such as 911, to what is registered by Civil Society Organizations, and reports from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), among others.
The figures that have slightly decreased they are those of intentional homicides and femicides in the country. 2,950 homicides were registered in April, compared to 3,000 in March, according to the SESNSP.
The Secretary of Security, Alfonso Durazno, reported this Wednesday that During the month of April, 70 femicides were registered, while in March 78.
The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported this Tuesday May 19 that the accumulated COVID-19 infections are 54,346. Furthermore, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 5,666 fatalities.
In the country there are 11,767 confirmed active cases, which represent the active epidemic in the country. There are 101,979 negative cases, 29,450 suspects, and a total of 185,775 people studied. José Luis Alomía, General Director of Epidemiology, reported that the evening conference on Tuesday is number 81, and that 58 days have passed since the National Day of Healthy Distance.
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