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Mexico: President’s first trip goes awry

Mexico: President’s first trip goes awry

Mexico’s president-elect Claudia Sheinbaum’s first trip was marked Friday by a car that crashed into her convoy, killing an elderly passenger in another vehicle, the future president’s office said.

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The accident happened in the northern mining state of Coahuila, where Mexico’s first female president-elect was visiting with left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mme Sheinbaum will take office on the 1stR October arrived moments later to inquire “about the health of people cared for by rescue teams,” according to a press release from his team.

“We deeply regret the death of a person in another vehicle,” the statement on the accident in Monclova added.

According to a video on social networks, the president-elect assured the press that members of his team had been admitted to the “hospital” and were doing well.

M group vehicleme Scheinbaum was traveling “fast,” the city’s mayor, Mario Alberto Davie of the National Action Party (PAN, right, opposition) told reporters.

Mme Scheinbaum and his convoy traveled from Monterey to the neighboring state of Coahuila. They were traveling with Lopez Obrador.

They visited the Pasta de Conchos mine site, where 65 miners died in an accident on February 19, 2006.

Local authorities said the human remains of the 18-year-old tragedy were found at a depth of 146 meters on Wednesday. Only two bodies were found after the accident.

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“Since then, you have been at the forefront of the fight to find your loved ones and for justice,” the president-elect declared, declaring he felt “very strong emotions.”

In 2018, Mr. Put the leftists in power. López Obrador declared that the future president would “continue the transformation of our country.”

“We implemented social welfare programs,” he said, adding that all seniors are entitled to 100 pesos (7.45 Canadian dollars) a day.

“This is no longer a program, this is a constitutional right for all elderly people,” he stressed.