AMLO’s political party Morena will create government news agency of its own.
The Government Commission in the Chamber of Deputies approved the decree of extinction of the Mexican State News Agency Notimex, sent by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, while Morena legislators announced that they will go to create a new agency.
It was endorsed by 20 votes by the legislators of Morena, PT, and PVEM, as well as 17 votes against the PRI, PAN, PRD, and MC.
During the debate on the project, PAN representative María Elena Pérez Jaén said that today more than ever, in the face of so much misinformation, citizens need reliable sources to help them obtain accurate information confirmed by reliable sources.
He criticized that, although the reform establishes the liquidation of workers, the Institute to Return Looted to the People (INDEP) is defined as the authority in charge of managing the resources.
“INDEP is an institution that, like everything in this administration, has been singled out for opacity and its inefficiency and lack of transparency. The Notimex workers have been the object of political revenge, this has been revenge on the part of the director San Juana Martínez, this inept and incompetent lady, who applied one of the oldest employer practices such as threats, sending thugs to beat up protesters, He put pressure on the union members. What the opinion says is not enough, they are leaving more than 200 unionized workers orphaned,” Pérez Jaén denounced.
The Representative from Movimiento Ciudadano, María Teresa Ochoa, reproached: “The President says that Notimex is no longer required because Mexicans already have “mornings “La Mañanera“, when there are studies that have recorded the endless list of lies that are told by the president in “La Mañanera”, without mentioning that this concept violates the law that establishes access to truthful, neutral, impartial and reliable information.
Ismael Brito, from Morena, defended the project under the argument that social networks currently generate an “overload of information,” which allows Notimex services to be put aside.