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From north to south

Law is accepted in the congress of Tabasco with majority of Morena


By: Abigail A. Correa Cisneros

Legislate to a convenience

Today known as “GarroteLaw promoted by the governor of Tabasco, Adán Augusto López, condemns anyone who wants to demonstrate blocking avenues or preventing works that “Benefit the community”.

Both Maya train an the refinery will be carried out even with opponents because the governor of Tabasco proposes the inclusión of a new criminal type, called “ impediment to execute works”. The proposed article says that whoever prevents or tries to prevent for any means the execution of public or private works, will be given a prision sentence of between 6 and 13 year in jail.

“The same penalties will be applied to those who obstruct the access of personnel or machinery to the place destined for the execution of works”. The law supposedly encourages economic and anti-poverty development since, according to “it will favor the presence of the entity as a national and international tourist attraction”. It will also contribute to “the modernization of infrastructure and the execution of works whether public or private”.

The president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that this law is nothing more than avoid bribes, exactly what does he mean?

“It is seeking to correct a vice that bribed authorities and in particular Pemex to be able to carry out a work of Pemex or a compant that worked for Pemex. They were extorted, they were chrged to pass. 500 thousand pesos to week (…)”.

The “Garrote Law” yes it will repress freedoms because it diregards those most un need by legislating in a way or so what is the need to threaten with up to 20 years in jail who does not like any initiative of the morenista government? The president says that people are happy with the Dos Bocas refinery as it will take jobs, and that the Mayan train will remove the communities where it passes from poverty, despite the risk of contamination that both projects imply and that many do not they agree to be carried out.

However, this law was passed on Monday by the congress of Tabasco regardless of the protests that took place in the plenary hall of the legislative building. The PRI deputy, Ingrid Rosas Pantoja, criticized the initiative, the door are opened for others entities to copy the model, which is nothing more than “inhibit the right of citizens to exercise any type of demonstration against the federal, state government, municipal or any other public entity”.

Those who criticize the new law sat that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will surely rule against it because “he always claimed the right to demostrate”, will it be?.



Translator: Víctor Colín

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