Newspaper La Jornada
Saturday May 28, 2022, p. 3
All cases of murdered journalists are being thoroughly investigated and there will be no impunity, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured yesterday, announcing that the case of communicator Luis Enrique Ramírez, whose body was located in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on May 5, is about to be resolved. of May.
In his morning conference held in this city and at the express question, the federal president promised to report no later than 15 days on the progress of the internal investigation that the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) carried out on the operation known as
He argued that his government’s security strategy will not change, since it is giving results by addressing the social decomposition produced by neoliberalism.
Regarding the murder of columnist Ramírez, López Obrador said that from the day of the events he asked Governor Rubén Rocha Moya to attend to the case, of which, he affirmed,
the truth is about to be known.
At this time, they want to avoid an imprudence that could affect the course of the process, but the investigations are very advanced, he said.
Governor Rocha Moya indicated that the case of Ramírez –who was press officer for his gubernatorial campaign in 1998–
it’s pretty much solvedsince the aggressors are already located and only a legal process is pending for the arrest warrant to be issued.
Regarding the state security situation, the local president added that from January to date there have been seven femicides.
All seven cases are prosecuted. We have five (of those responsible) in jail, another was killed in prison, and the last one we just apprehended in California.
The Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, reported that there is a 42 percent deficit in the number of state and municipal police in Sinaloa, according to the standards of the United Nations Organization.
López Obrador explained that the crime that has cost the most work to bring down is intentional homicide.
In the first years (of the administration) we had increases, not the same (as in past years), but it did not go down. It has started to go down in the last eight months or a year. I maintain that the policy we started in 2018 has begun to bear fruit: that there be work, well-being, that people be cared for, that young people not be turned away.
The case of Guanajuato, he stressed, is a concern for his government, since it heads the national list as the entity with the most intentional homicides so far this six-year term. That entity accounts for 10 thousand 4 murders, while the national average is 3 thousand 42.
At the end of the conference, the President was questioned about the progress of the investigations of the
culiacanazo. He promised that no later than 15 days he will give a complete report of the October 2019 operation in Culiacán, in which Ovidio Guzmán López, son of the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquín, was released. El Chapo Guzman.
López Obrador recalled that he gave the order to stop the operation because
what matters most to me is life.
(With information from Arturo Sánchez Jiménez and Emir Olivares Alonso)