Political earthquake. Sinaloa was shaken by the sudden dismissal of the health secretary, Hector Melecio Cuen, by the decision of state governor Rubén Rocha Moya, who demanded that all state officials withdraw any lawsuits filed against the communicators. Apparently, the now former health secretary (and moral leader of the Cinalones party) did not, and this defined his departure from the government cabinet. This fact had a serious impact on Mazatlan. Until last night, there was talk that Cuen Ojeda had taken refuge in the tourist port, where he was analyzing his next political steps. There was talk that he had instructed all the extremist officials of the Sinalones party to give up their posts in the state government. The version raised some doubts. And the fact is that if he had done so, Cuen Ojeda would only have been doing Rocha Moya a political favor, thus getting rid of any presence suspected of undermining his administration from within, and incidentally, personnel. handing over the post to those who still have election promises.
About communicators. The state Congress’s Political Coordination Board plans to finalize a law to protect journalists and human rights defenders next week. Legislators also value the union’s sending a statement to Congress to learn about the progress of reforms in this federal law. In the plan, it doesn’t look bad at all, amid the violent conditions faced by journalist unions not only in Sinaloa, but across the country. The bad part is that the same initiative has already been announced on other unfortunate occasions, without doing anything. All you have to do is review the promises made by the three levels of government and legislatures when journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was also shot dead on May 15, 2017 in Sinaloa. At that time, the integration of a special commission was promised to look into complaints filed by communicators and a special protocol to protect professionals who feel threatened in their person or their relatives. He then fought for changes in the law that would guarantee freedom of expression and increase the protection of the right to information. None of this ever materialised. Let’s hope that on occasion, with Zucopo head Feliciano Castro Melendrez, it goes beyond pitiful speech.
damage to the treasury. Concordia’s municipal president, Ral Diaz Bernal, is seeking the attention of the Superior State Audit Office (ASE) to sanction those responsible for the loss of about 12.5 million pesos to that municipal treasury. It turns out that there are serious irregularities in the regeneration of the Cerritos-Concordia Aqueduct, carried out between 2020 and 2021. Complaints have already been filed before the internal control body and in the next few by the Directorate of Public Works. The days when the municipality will appeal in higher cases. The case promises to create controversy.
Kuen Ojeda has been sacked as Sinaloa’s health secretary