In his message to the nation on the occasion of the first three years of his rule, it was delivered today, Wednesday, in full Zocalo from Mexico CityPresident Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador highlighted his government’s achievements in science, technology and culture.
In very brief lines and recounting the single events, Lopez Obrador summed up science policy And cultural Mention the ventilators for Covid-19 patients he developed CONASET, To develop home vaccine that has not yet arrived, in the book collection 21 vs 21 From the Economic Culture Fund and the questionable mega-project of the Chapultepec Forest.
On this occasion, I neglected to mention the atmosphere of increasing tension prevailing in both sectors scientific And culturalAnd he said nothing of the “conservative academic mafia”, of the “right-wing” universities, which he recently criticized in his morning lectures.
Nor did he mention the achievements he highlighted Minister of Culture: Return of pre-Hispanic pieces, the Indigenous Peoples’ Collective Rights Advocacy Program for Weaving Art, or “Community Culture” star program activities, classified as “historic” by Secretary Alejandra Frausto, for example. Last Tuesday, the Secretary of State wrote on Twitter: “We are living in a historic moment in the country. The #RumboTengoUnSueño camp is impossible. I thank President @lopezobrador_ for believing that culture is Mexico’s greatest wealth.”
Instead, he emphasized that there is a “new CONASET(National Science and Technology Council)” with which more researchers and scientists will make contributions such as the one that means creating ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients. “Next year, if all goes well, we will vaccinate Patria,” he added.
Warnings about the use of technologies have reached various analyzed sectors of science, agriculture, mining and the environment (we want to remember that while we are in government, genetically modified corn will not be allowed in, hydraulic fracturing will not be used to extract new ore mining concessions, and aquifers will not be exploited extensively. Excessive, nor cutting down forests and forests; installing landfills for toxic or hazardous waste, any company that does not have a sewage treatment plant, violations of air quality standards, or any activity that harms health or destroys an area or environment will not be allowed to operate.”
Regarding these areas and although there is evidence from the Academy that was not used to analyze these sectors, there was no talk of specific plans or projects, and the evidence for this is that they were not even published in the Official Journal of the Special Program Consortium for Science and Technology (PECiTI), which is the same Official Journal For the December 12 union, it will be two years late. In other words, it has operated without a heuristic axis to guide the scientific policy of this country.
In the cultural aspect, he explained that 66 titles of the book “Great Authors” were published, amounting to 2,386,000 copies, free of charge or at low prices. Referred to the business that focus a large part of the budget Branch 48 of Culture (about 25% of the total) and part of Simarnate (2100000, 050 pesos): the cultural and ecological parks of the Chapultepec Forest and Lake Texcoco, where the Great Mammoth Museum is expected.
A special mention deserves to commemorate – he insisted – the 700 years of Mexico’s founding of Tenochtitlan and 500 of its fall after the Spanish conquest, as well as the 200 years of completing independence, “in this context,” he said, 16 commemorative events, two major exhibitions at the National Museum of Anthropology and at SEP Building on the Greatness of Mexico; Artifacts and manuscripts are held abroad and have been loaned to us.”
Finally, he was shocked by the fact that he had spoken of the reissue of 2,100,000 books that would be distributed free of charge, “For the people who attended the report on their feet and out of conviction (…) those present wish to hand over a book of 21 of the best authors who left with Their works demonstrate, above all, the cultural greatness of Mexico,” he said, “because they help a lot, and promote reading.” +
Incidentally, the Minister of Culture, Alejandra Frausto, celebrated the gathering in the Plaza de la República with this message on Twitter: “Only you President @lopezobrador_ can fill Zócalo with so much love and awareness. Thank you for making Mexico prosper from its deepest crevices. It is an honor to plow for its part.”
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