Wednesday, February 21, 2024

AMLO announces more funding for Tourism Secretariat

Fears in the tourism sector over a reduced marketing budget might have been assuaged somewhat by President López Obrador this morning.

He told his daily press conference that the Tourism Secretariat will be one of the departments that will see an increase in their budgets for next year.

Tourism Secretary Miguel Torruco announced yesterday that the Tourism Promotion Council (CPTM) would be shut down and that its annual budget of approximately 6 billion pesos (US $295 million) will be invested in the construction of the Maya Train.

López Obrador said funds allocated to the CPTM have been managed without transparency.

Source: Milenio (sp)

Pico de Orizaba volcano

2 climbers die on descent from Pico de Orizaba; 1 still missing

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Nine other mountaineers in the group made it safely off the mountain — which is Mexico's highest peak.
Soldiers clear a highway in Guerrero

Military will be tasked with federal highway maintenance

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President López Obrador says the military will do a better job of maintaining roads than private companies.

Carlos Urzúa, former finance minister, dies at 68

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Urzúa served as President López Obrador's finance minister at the beginning of his term, but resigned over differences with the administration.