In social networks A photograph has begun to go viral that has brought many criticisms of AMLO, because in it you see an elderly woman who looks out of the van where the president was traveling with whom he intended to enter into some kind of dialogue during his visit to Baja California. Something that did not get.
The image in question caused comparisons and claims for the gesture that AMLO did have with El Chapo Guzmán’s mother last March. And it is that as you will remember, the president approached the truck where Mrs. Consuelo Loera was traveling to greet her, while she was visiting the city of Badiraguato, in Sinaloa.
But we go by steps and detailing everything that is known about what happened with AMLO in Baja California.
AMLO’s controversy during his visit to Baja California
Last Friday, November 27 AMLO arrived in Mexicali, Baja California, to attend to some pending matters in the state, such as the expansion of the fiscal decree for the country’s border strip, as well as issues to be discussed with the entity’s governor, Jaime Bonilla, and other officials in the region.
During your visit, a group of protesters waited for AMLO to leave the Civic Center of Mexicali to make known some complaints. There were several fishermen who were going to ask the president to lift the ban in the Upper Gulf, imposed to eradicate the illegal fishing of endangered species.
This day in #Mexicali, @SaderMX signs an agreement with @SemarMx and @SEMARNAT_mx ‘to establish a program of actions aimed at safety and greater economic development through the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Upper Gulf area ‘. pic.twitter.com/Nm1V7mfeSI
– Lupe Acuña (@BCEjidos) November 28, 2020
Fishermen demonstrated and demanded to speak to the president
There were also relatives of Sunshine Rodríguez Peña, a Baja California fishing leader who is currently imprisoned in a Hermosillo prison, Sonora, accused of allegedly being part of a criminal group that is dedicated to Totoaba traffic, a highly valuable fish that is known as “aquatic cocaine”, and which is widely consumed in Asian countries.
The name of Rodríguez Peña has already been heard in the media before. In March 2019, journalist Carlos Loret de Mola publicly denounced and held Sunshine Rodríguez responsible and Oscar Parra Aispuro, supposed leaders of the Totoaba Cartel from whom he was receiving death threats.
I have received threats of physical attacks and death for the reports on the Totoaba Cartel that has the #VaquitaMarina on the brink of extinction https://t.co/UbNL84zdGa via @YouTube
– Carlos Loret de Mola (@CarlosLoret) March 28, 2019
The name of Sunshine Rodríguez appeared
The threats came after Loret de Mola will participate in the documentary “Sea of Shadows”, a job that calls for the rescue of the vaquita porpoise and where the journalist closely followed the corruption and organized crime networks that are involved in the Totoaba trafficking, which operate in regions such as San Felipe, Baja California, and Santa Clara, in Sonora.
Total that On November 11, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic announced the arrest of Sunshine Rodríguez and Juan Luis “N” alias ‘La Yegua’, members linked to the Cartel del Mar and who were detained by the authorities on charges of organized crime. Loret de Mola himself confirmed it through his Twitter account.
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The woman in the photograph is the mother of the Baja California fishing leader
Returning to the woman in the photograph who has raised controversy, it is the lady Maria Carolina Peña, Sunshine Rodríguez’s mother and who Last Friday he sought to have a dialogue with López Obrador to ask him to release his son.
This was detailed in his social networks Victor Medina Gorosave, the photographer behind the incredible image that today was a trend on social networks like Twitter. This mainly because many They accused AMLO of not wanting to speak with Mrs. Peña as he did a few months ago with Consuelo Loera, mother of the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel.
They criticize López Obrador … but some also defend what happened in Baja California
After the photo in question went viral, In social networks, many began to call AMLO a hypocrite because they did not want to talk to María Carolina Peña. However (and as expected), other users defended the action arguing that perhaps López Obrador did not want to put the lady or himself at risk when engaging in a conversation without both wearing a mask.
Here are some reactions:
Are you El Chapo’s mother? No? Then I do not open you cool old lady pic.twitter.com/w7y6jjCX18
– CLAUDIA is CLAUDIA (@panaclo) November 29, 2020
Image 1: the mother of “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Image 2: the mother of a Baja California fisher leader, detained a few weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/YtHs2GmQXk
– Arturo Luna Silva (@ALunaSilva) November 28, 2020
But she wasn’t Chapo’s mother, right, @lopezobrador_?
López is the true face of human misery, evil, indolence and ridicule.
To applaud López Obrador is to applaud meanness, hatred, cruelty. @ GobiernoMX pic.twitter.com/weGpwWUNme
– Miss Fernanda® (@MissFernandaMex) November 28, 2020
-We are in an epidemic and a healthy distance must be maintained.
-Fachos in synchronized rope:
♂️♀️ “Ez k no ez la maMa del Chapo”
♂️ They are no more idiots because you can’t. pic.twitter.com/D03cBur3Nk
– Fredo (@AbulonEl) November 29, 2020
The faces with their ropes are already making us laugh.
“ANLO Zolo Zaluda to the mother of Del Chapo”
What basic people geez!
The opposition in Mexico is very small.
by the way- Take a walk around Badiraguato… so that they can question the badges for the greeting.
Or are they scared?
– ♔ #RedAmloSinaloa (@ Paulguerra16) November 29, 2020