Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorAMLO) assured that it is “buzzing“politically the rescue of the miners trapped in the mine”Las Conchas” in the state of Coahuila.
Two weeks ago 10 miners were left under the rubble of a coal mine shaft due to water seepage. Since then, the authorities have maintained rescue maneuvers have not made significant progress.
And when questioned about the role of mining companies and mentioning the responsibility they have attributed to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), during his morning conference on Tuesday, President López Obrador blamed bosses and alliances between companies for the tragedy.
In the same way, he attacked the governor of Coahuila, Miguel Angel Riquelme Solisby assuring that one of the main owners of mining companies in the state lends him private planes, for which he pointed out that “there was a conspiracy and I have no doubt that there will still be”.
But the matter did not end there, since he assured that the issue of the trapped miners is being used for electoral purposes because elections are approaching in the state. In this sense, he said that there was a lack of moral scruples by trafficking in people’s pain.
“Because I take the opportunity to tell you that they are already buzzing, there are going to be elections in Coahuila, so they are going to want to. Because that’s the worst yet, the lack of moral scruples. They are part of the corrupt regime that leads to these misfortunes and still in an opportunistic way they traffic in the pain of the people, they take out political raja”.
Given this, he asked the people of Coahuila not to let themselves be manipulated: “People are already very clever, but it is worth telling them that they are going to arrive there.”
He alleged that the media continue to be subject to the interests and bribes of state governments. “Of course, there are honorable exceptions everywhere, but that control system still predominatesof manipulation as always to support chiefdoms”, assured the chief executive.
It should be noted that last Monday, August 15, the governor of Coahuila, Miguel Ángel Riquelme, launched himself against Manuel Bartlett, director of the CFE, of whom he assured that he was in charge of increase coal mines in the state as well as increasing inequalities in mining competition.
“The allocation of coal, ‘the grandiose idea’ by Manuel Bartlett of giving more coal to the smaller producers and less coal to the larger ones, provokes a coyotaje that in the end it ends up in the exploitation of wells without the necessary security to be able to take care of the lives of the workers“, he pointed.
However, he said his government stepped aside to avoid confrontations and delays in coal deliveries.
But that was not the only attack he used, since at the same conference he launched himself against the former president Vicente Fox Quesadasince he stated that it was during his government that he granted the concession to the mine Pinabete.
“This mine was concessioned by Fox (…) Strictly speaking, it should not have been handed over. How is a concession delivered next to a canceled, flooded mine with a huge surface area?”
In contrast, he mentioned that his government has not made any mining concessions and reported that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) will continue with the investigations.