Mexican President Announces Plan to Restore Peace

first_img Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a critical diagnosis over national public insecurity and introduced a plan to restore peace on December 17, including dividing Mexico into five operative regions, as well as creating a gendarmerie. “Mexicans want a peaceful country,” Peña Nieto said to his security cabinet, state governors, legislative and justice representatives, and human rights observers. The head of state set diminishing “homicides, kidnappings, and extortions,” as top priority, for which he promised to execute programs, efforts and budgets as necessary. “There will be no improvisation,” he claimed. “Our national territory will be subdivided into five operative regions,” he added, and ordered the heads of different security corps to analyze every single area. The president, who urged the establishment of an authentic state policy that functions based on shared responsibility away from party interests, also ordered the creation of a “national gendarmerie” with 10,000 elements. Peña Nieto’s plan includes six main lines to fight crime: policy planning with clear goals, crime prevention by means of social security plans (for which he would dedicate resources worth $8,800 million dollars in 2013), respect for human rights, coordination and transformation of security institutions, and the evaluation of objectives. In recent years, the capture and defeat of top criminals “caused a fragmentation process within criminal organizations that are currently operating with a different logic; we went from a scheme of vertical leadership to a horizontal one, which makes them more violent and dangerous,” said Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of Government (Interior) during the ceremony. In Mexico, the homicide rate is similar to other countries in the Americas, although “we rank as one of the first worldwide due to the homicide growth rate,” expressed Osorio Chong, who said that only eight out of 100 crimes are reported in Mexico; however, only 15% of that is resolved, and only one out of 100 is punished. Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo, assured that his institution “is dragging” a structure that bears no relation to the current reality, since it was built in “a disrupted way (…) causing an uncoordinated fragmentation that blocks and makes its execution and functioning outdated.” By Dialogo December 19, 2012last_img read more

Greene Alliance Church dishes out COVID-19 help

first_img“It’s about what God is doing through us and how we can share that love through our community,” said Cutting. The church has been able to give to others during their most difficult time. “Hasn’t everybody been affected?” “So in essence it’s everybody,” said Greene Alliance Church Pastor Jeff Cutting. No matter how much each person has been affected by the virus, this idea has surely made a difference in their lives. It’s been exactly one month since they handed out their first meal. GREENE (WBNG) – Greene native, Shana Hall, said once she saw the affects the coronavirus was having on her community, she wanted to make a difference. “We started canvasing and asking for donations and and within two days we had over one thousand dollars that was donated from the community,” said Hall. Hall’s idea was to give anyone in the community who has been affected by Covid a free meal twice a week. “We’ve been handing out food twice a week using our social distancing, using our masks,” said Cutting. center_img “We try to prepare a nutritious meal with a protein, a grain, a fruit and a vegetable,” Hall told 12 News. Hall’s idea has taken off more than she could have imagined. “I had an idea that it would be grow but I just didn’t know how far, it’s tripled since we handed out our first meal.” The Greene Community on board and Greene Alliance Church put together a strong group of volunteers. “It’s beyond anything I could imagine,” said Hall. “I asked pastor if he would go along with this and he said yes,” said Hall. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.last_img read more

Trump Should Resign, Says Kamala Harris

first_imgUnited States President Donald Trump should resign over the charges related to sexual misconduct levied against him by 16 women, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said. She is the seventh senator to seek his resignation.“First of all, we know he’s not going to resign,” Harris said, Politico reported. “So let’s just be clear about that. But if he were going to make a decision that was in the best interest of the country, I think he should. Heshould seriously consider it.”Harris said “there should be some inquiry into the veracity of their claims,”and added that the country is not ready to pivot on sexual harassment since it is still believed that sexual misconduct is an issue that should be looked at by women politicians alone.“There have been people saying, ‘Well, this is the issue for the women of the Senate,’ which is ridiculous,” she said. “We still have a lot of work to do on having people understand this is everyone’s issue.”Harris is the former Attorney General of California. She is of Jamaican andIndian descent, and is often called a potential presidential candidate for 2020.Trump recently tweeted that Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) used to “come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions” and that she “would do anything for them.” Gillibrand is a potential presidential contender in 2020 and has sought his resignation.Apart from Harris and Gillibrand, Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have also asked for Trump to resign.Meanwhile, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that the women accusing Trump should be heard. Trump faced accusations of inappropriate behavior prior to becoming the president of the United States. However, the White House has said that the accusations are false and fabricated stories. Related ItemsDonald TrumpUnited Stateswomen’s rightslast_img read more