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If White House officials're excluded, if not all are invited, a representative from the Mexican government would go, but I wouldn't.
Found on CNN 1 year ago
I’m in good health already, I’m recovering, we have to move forward in this crisis, this health crisis, the pandemic, and the economic crisis.
We are also getting AstraZeneca vaccines, apart from the agreement we have with them - these vaccines are being made here in Mexico - we will bring AstraZeneca from India.
As always, I am optimistic.
I will be conducting all public affairs from the National Palace. For example, tomorrow I will take a call from President Vladimir Putin, because irrespective of friendly relationships, there is a possibility that they will send us the Sputnik V vaccine.
Found on CNN 2 years ago
Everything indicates relations will be good and for the benefit of our people and nations.
There is no way that we are going to invent crimes, we have said that if the DEA has additional information to present it.
I am not going to go to any international body, but I respectfully believe (the DEA) should do an internal investigation and clarify what happened, who made the file, who gave the order to apply it.
What Reforma published is in the prosecutor’s file. I don’t know how they got it, but it’s real.
The director of Twitter in Mexico was a campaigner or sympathizer very close to PAN, the one who currently runs Twitter, (He) was even an advisor to a very famous PAN senator.
I hope that today or in the coming days he presents the migration plan, what it is going to consist of, how they are going to respect their right to be recognized, that they get dual nationality.
What it is going to consist of, how they are going to respect their right to be recognized, that they get dual nationality.
We are going to start at the bottom, where the most marginalized people live.
I think that by April, the majority of us Mexicans, the most vulnerable, will have been vaccinated.
It’s a decision for women, it’s just that matters of this nature should not be decided from above.
The majority of the news media in the country are carrying out their duty professionally, there is accurate, real news, the media are objective.
We won’t have that office any more because (Romo) will still be helping me without being a government official, and we’ll take advantage to make savings too.
I have information that they're the ones who are pursuing this campaign, it's just hidden.
This is not New York.
Let there not be psychosis, let there not be fear.
We come from a regime defined by corruption and it takes some time to clean up.
We have to investigate if President Pena Nieto is involved and see how long the company has been operating, what contracts it received ... if they were awarded directly, through tenders.
They're going to present me with an initial proposal on Monday, and we want to announce it to you and to the Mexican public on Wednesday or Thursday.
According to the projections, we calculate that the number of hospitalizations will increase, and there will also be an increase in intensive care.
When I told him that it was 100,000 and we couldn't do any more, he very generously said to me that they were going to help us with the additional 250,000 to what they are going to contribute, so for that I thank him.
It seemed in late March, when the coronavirus had become more widespread, that we would have a considerable reduction (in violence, unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way.
The citizens of Mexicali decided and we will comply with their will.
We're doing this so that we don't auction it off cheaply, so that we aren't in a rush, i'm sure that all the tickets will be sold.
I'm sure that all the tickets will be sold.
There was a time when Guzman Loera was as powerful, or had the influence, that the president had at that time, that made it hard to punish those who had committed crimes. That is now history.
We are purifying public life so there is moral authority.
I have news that this situation of extreme surveillance on our embassy in Bolivia has eased considerably.
If the private sector doesn't invest, we'll do it ourselves. We may end my term with 60 or 70 percent of market production coming through the CFE.
I welcome that he has taken our opinion into account. ... It was a very good decision today to defer the designation.
There still hasn't been growth as we would like, but the distribution of wealth has improved, the budget doesn't end up in a few hands the way it used to, it now reaches the majority of the population.
Armed foreigners cannot intervene in our territory.
Cooperation, yes, intervention, no.
We ask the lawmakers of the two parties, with all due respect, to help us and not to mix electoral politics with the approval of the agreement.
This decision was made to protect citizens, you cannot fight fire with fire. We do not want deaths. We do not want war.
Found on FOX News 3 years ago
I'll speak with President Trump to thank him for his support, and to see if in cooperation agreements there's the possibility of getting help, i don't think we need the intervention of a foreign government to deal with these cases.
War is irrational. We believe in peace.
We don't want dead people, we don't want war, we're doing really well in our strategy.
We're doing really well in our strategy.
The companies accepted the principle that the national interest must be above the private interest, however legitimate (those interests) may be.
We don't want this to happen again, we don't want these hate crimes.
We're going to ask for this person be judged here, too. We're going to ask for his extradition, and the full weight of the law will be felt.
But it's not our business, and I'm not Pontius Pilate either.
We are very respectful of what other governments decide, but we think that these unfortunate events, which occurred in the U.S., should lead to reflection, analysis and the decision to control the indiscriminate sale of weapons.
Social problems should not be resolved with use of force and incitement of hatred.
We're nobody to recommend to other governments what they should do, but in Mexico there's control over the handling of arms. In other countries, it's like buying any merchandise, there's no control.
There's a relationship of friendship and brotherhood with Ciudad Juarez, most of the people who lost their lives are our countrymen from Chihuahua, because most lead daily lives in El Paso, Texas, especially those who live in Ciudad Juarez.
We have not accepted the proposal for the so-called third safe country, we could not commit to this.
Our adversaries wanted to hold it back with a shower of legal proceedings.
These actions demonstrate that there is confidence. The banks don't act without information, they don't take a decision like this because they like the government. They know that Pemex is in very good health.
Everybody is questioning, and betting that the economy will go badly, but when these actions happen it helps a lot because it demonstrates confidence.
The seaweed is a minor issue.
[Buyers] will know that in addition to acquiring a good, they will be also be doing good, that is, they will be helping those who need support because of the situation of poverty and marginalization they suffer.
We have to see the migrant as a human being who is seeking a better life, better conditions to work and risking everything, and we will never encourage this rejection of foreigners.
We have the commitment, and we are going to meet it, to better control our border, on our southern border, to ask that those who enter (Mexico) register.
And we will never encourage this rejection of foreigners.
I can't allow anyone to go against our country's economy and even less so if it establishes an unjust asymmetry, unworthy of our government and humiliating for our nation.
The main thing is to inform about what we're already doing on the migration issue, and if it's necessary to reinforce these measures without violating human rights, we could be prepared to reach that deal.
America First is a fallacy.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
We're going to clean up this country. Corruption will end. Impunity will end. And there will be justice.
Before, you didn't know where the authority ended and where delinquency started -- there will be no mixing.
Obviously, we have to help because Central American migrants pass through our territory and we have to bring order to this migration, make sure it's legal, that's what we're doing. But serenely, calmly, without a commotion and with great prudence and responsibility.
I prefer love and peace.
We want to have a good relationship with the government of the United States.
We respect president Trump's position, and we are going to help. That is, this is a problem of the United States, or it's a problem of the Central American countries. It's not up to us Mexicans, no, i just emphasize that migration flows of Mexicans to the United States are very low, a lot lower.
I just emphasize that migration flows of Mexicans to the United States are very low, a lot lower.
What we want to see is if we can put together a joint group to do some fact-finding about what happened, and humbly, based on that, accept our mistakes, that way, we will know what happened 500 years ago, how things happened, if there were abuses or not.
There was a time in which the main violator of human rights was the state. It was the violator par excellence of human rights. That's over, i, as president, and at the same time as commander of the country's armed forces, will never give the order to massacre, to repress the people of Mexico.
I, as president, and at the same time as commander of the country's armed forces, will never give the order to massacre, to repress the people of Mexico.
This is what we're suffering from.
I won't take a single step backwards, i can only offer people apologies, if this action causes sacrifices, harm and inconveniences.
We are going to eradicate that which not only causes material damages, it is not only what the nation loses by this illegal trade, this black market of fuel, but the risk, the danger, the loss of human lives.
There's sabotage, let's see who gets tired first.
It would be easy to open the pipes and say: 'The situation is normal again,' but we will not knowingly allow the theft to persist... We'll resist all pressures, whatever they are.
This is not in vain, we are going to end corruption.
Americans must be able to see improvements that better protect our national sovereignty.
I received a call from Donald Trump and we talked for a half hour, i proposed to Donald Trump exploring a comprehensive agreement : development projects which would generate employment in Mexico and with it reduce migration and improve security. There was a respectful treatment and our representatives will hold discussions.
Everything to do with the republican austerity plan and fighting corruption will have priority from the first day of the new Congress.
We have to avoid inflation.
This purchase is going to be canceled because we can not make this expenditure.
We want to make that the key focus of the relationship with the U.S. government and are grateful that it's understood this way, and there are signs with the Treasury Secretary's visit that we can reach a deal for development, and job creation and welfare, this is what matters most to us, and what we will press for most.
Mexico will follow a respectful foreign policy of non-intervention...and right now, we don't expect to abandon that policy, that does not mean that we're not concerned about the situation in one country or another, in this case Venezuela. We're going to look into it and see how we can design, or help contribute, in the best way.
The objective is that we stop buying foreign gasoline by the half way point of my six-year term, we are going to immediately revive our oil activity, exploration and the drilling of wells so we have crude oil.
What's most important is to resolve the problem of falling crude oil production. We're extracting very little oil.
We are going to immediately revive our oil activity, exploration and the drilling of wells so we have crude oil.
We are going to change The United States, and President Donald Trump is going to learn to respect us. I can guarantee you that.
I want to express my satisfaction for the attitude of the business sector, they have acted very respectfully to us, recognizing our triumph.
The people will protect me. ... He who fights for justice has nothing to fear, you'll all be watching out for me.
You'll all be watching out for me.
There's going to be a real change, a deep change, it will be a radical change, but nobody should be scared.
Just as they elected me, they'll have the chance to remove me, but I'm sure I'll win as there will be results.
We're going to accompany the current government in this negotiation, we're going to be very respectful, and we're going to support the signing of the agreement.
Instead of using force, we will tackle the causes of insecurity and violence. I am convinced that the most effective and most humane way of dealing with these evils necessarily requires combating inequality and poverty.
The failed strategy of combating insecurity and violence will change, more than through the use of force, we will tend to the causes that give rise to insecurity and violence.
Corruption is not a cultural phenomenon but it is the result of a political regime in decay. We are absolutely certain that this evil is the principal cause of social inequality and of economic inequality, because of corruption, violence has erupted in our country.
Lopez Obrador doesn't want to be the President who kowtows to President Trump. Lopez Obrador doesn't want to be the President who sells out national pride. Lopez Obrador wants to be a president who stands up to the United States. Lopez Obrador wants to be a President who says,' we deserve and we demand respect,'.
With all my heart, I want today's election to take place without violence.
With all my heart, I want today's election to take place without violence, as soon as the election is over, we will begin a period of national reconciliation.
As soon as the election is over, we will begin a period of national reconciliation.
The new president of Mexico will have moral and political authority to demand everyone behaves with integrity and make honesty a priority as a way of life.
The country will be cleansed.
It's going to be a peaceful, orderly but deep transformation.
We are going to purify public life in Mexico.
We're the only ones that can put an end to corruption in Mexico.
It could be the INE or a committee of independent citizens of unobjectionable honesty, we can resolve this, at the latest, in two months. ... Perhaps in the first two weeks of September ... it can't wait any longer.
We're constructing a true democracy, not a dictatorship, and it will be like this in all cases, we're going to listen to the people, and the people will be in charge, always.
We can resolve this, at the latest, in two months. ... Perhaps in the first two weeks of September ... it can't wait any longer.
I am going to suggest that the treaty remains, but (the end of NAFTA) cannot be fatal for Mexicans, our country has a lot of natural resources, a lot of wealth.
Our dream, which we'll achieve regardless of whether Trump accepts or not, is that the Mexican can work and be happy where he was born.
It was a very good meeting with good results for the future of our country, we are going to have a cooperative relationship between the private and public sectors.
There will be agreements to stimulate development, create jobs, many of the problems that we have (in Mexico) have originated because there wasn't growth in the economy.
I understand that German Larrea doesn't want change, because he's done very well.
She is fighting for there to be peace and tranquility and was accused in a despicable way.
I want a friendly relationship with the government of the United States, but not one of subordination. Mexico is a free country, it is a sovereign nation, we will not be subject to any foreign government.
Anaya is a little bum demagogue.
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