“We also care to see what we can recover from the stolen, as much as possible. There is already an offer that due to the price premium paid for the purchase of the fertilizer plant, the new owner agrees to return $ 200 million and there are other possibilities of obtaining resources, ”he explained during his morning press conference.

Mexico City, July 28 (However) .- Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexicohe said that the new owner of the fertilizer plant -what do I buy Emilio Lozoya Austin– offered return $ 200 million for the premium in which it was purchased.

The president indicated that the Government seeks recover “as much as possible” of the “stolen” resources during the passage of Lozoya to the front of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

López Obrador explained that in the United States they seek the collaboration of protected witnesses to reduce their sentence. They talk to them and after obtaining all the information, the assets that were initially lost can be recovered.

“We also care to see what we can recover from the stolen, as much as possible. There is already an offer that due to the price premium paid for the purchase of the fertilizer plant, the new owner agrees to return $ 200 million and there are other possibilities of obtaining resources, ”he explained during his morning press conference.

On the same line, he added that sometimes, when characters collaborate with the US justice system, the money or goods that are involved “stay there”, so Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón already works to recover these.

“How do they do it in the United States? Speak, help, report. They are the protected witnesses, they can have a reduction of sentence and having all the information, the assets that are recovered. And they leave us with nothing because they go to the United States, they grab them there and the money that is from Mexico stays there. Now the Secretary of Foreign Relations is doing a job to recover the money they take from Mexico […] So we are already seeing this and we are also going to request that there be extraditions, that there be equity, as well as that they go there, that they come and that they also be tried here in our country, ”he clarified from the National Palace.

He added that the trial of former official Emilio Lozoya will help unearth much information about corruption in the country. He revived that ending corruption is the main axis of his administration as it is the main problem in Mexico.

“It is a very important case that will help a lot to destroy the corruption of Mexico, which is our main purpose. I have said it several times and I will repeat it now. If you ask me what is the fundamental purpose of the Government that I represent and that I say it quickly, even when it does not speak straight and in the time it takes me to stand on one foot, to end corruption. That is the main objective. It has an explanation. I’ve already given it for a long time. I am convinced that it is the main problem in Mexico. It is not a pandemic, it is more than that. A fatal plague ”.

He asked the society to be very aware of the case of the former Pemex director so that it does not happen overnight and it is not just a matter of judicial courts.

“The call is for us to be very aware of the entire trial, that it is not just a matter of judicial courts, that it is a matter of a citizen court so that we all know what the modus operandi of white-collar criminals, how they bribed, how there was what is colloquially called the delivery of moches, but so that it is better understood with the idea that it is well known, how these bites were delivered because you could say tarascadas, but the People know more about bites, however, we were used to talking about bites with reference to what was given to a minor public official, “he said.

He stressed that corruption is also the cause of the growing economic and social inequality in the country, making only a few have the power and resources while the majority of the people live on what they earn little.

He also pointed out that it was the last straw that the Energy Reform was “bought” as long as it was approved, causing losses of millions of pesos, debts to the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), and even “petrol”.

The President recalled that the previous administration told citizens that the Energy Reform was convenient for everyone when the reality was and is very different, damaging the pockets of Mexicans while officials “were handing over money to approve it.”

“How many of loss did it mean for the popular economy? How much came out of the pockets of Mexicans? How many did that reform cost? How much did you have to pay for more than light? How did production drop at Pemex? How was petrochemicals left in ruins? How do we become the country in the world that buys the most gasoline from abroad? And what did they tell us when this Energy Reform was going to be approved? That it was convenient for us, that foreign investment was going to come in abundance, that production was going to increase, that fuel prices were not going to increase, which was very good for Mexico, “he stressed.

Finally, he said that this represents a watershed in the history of the country and marks a before and after in order to know how they operated and to avoid a recurrence in the future.

“I would say, a watershed. It is a before and after. This trial will help a lot to know how they did it, where the money came from so that this corruption never happens again, “he concluded.

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