translated from Spanish: They exchange ideas to strengthen federalism

Working together between the municipalities, the states and the federation, necessary to attack problems that afflict Mexico, such as insecurity, is one of the main axes on which those who participated in the Second Regional Forum Federalism coincided Mexican Constitutional, entitled Federalism and Security, which was organized by Red Associate Newspapers (PAR) in the city of Mazatlan.Delineate the powers and faculties of the federation and states, as well as those of each power (executive, legislative and judicial), it was also raised to strengthen the rule of law. In terms of security, you will expect to see the action of the National Guard, which will enter into action next Sunday in 150 of the 266 regions.

The opinions gathered from the two dialogue tables of the forum will be taken into account by the Senate of the Republic to legislate for the strengthening of federalism, which will improve security, respect human rights and justice. HELP Us Click the Google News star and follow usThe participations held at the Mazatlan International Convention Center were left by Senators Imelda Castro, Mario Zamora, Eduardo Ramí Aguilarrez, Damián Zepeda and Juan José Jiménez Yañez; while doctors Gonzalo Armienta Hernández, José María Serna and Alejandro Madrazo Lajous of the UAS, UNAM and CIDE, respectively, dialogued on the part of the academy. The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Justice in Sinaloa, Enrique Inzunza Cázarez, was also present, and the moderators were Dr. Rigoberto Ocampo Alcántar and Ernesto Velázquez Briseño.

Juan Francisco Ealy, Ricardo Monreal, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, Luis Javier Salido Artola, José Rosas Aispuro and Juan F. Healy. Photo: The Debate

Sinaloa
During the opening of the forum organized by PAR, formed by El Universal, El Informador, El Siglo de Torreón, El Imparcial, Pulso, Diario de Yucatán and EL DEBATE newspaper (the latter being host in the city of Mazatlan), the executive president of Empresas THE DEBATE, Luis Javier Salido Artola, highlighted the interest of the media in what happens in the country, committing to continue to provide objective, truthful and independent information together. For his part, Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, executive chairman and board of directors of El Universal, was pleased to be in Sinaloa for this forum, an effort that is a continuation of the forum held in the city of Guadalajara.In addition, he highlighted the the responsibility of the Mexican State to provide security, necessary for social welfare and peace, therefore the group of independent newspapers has taken the decision to make these forums, security being the central axis in yesterday’s. «The independent newspapers that we set out to convene these days think that only with the free expression of ideas and with the guarantee that all voices are heard can the public health of the nation be ensured,» said Ealy Ortiz.Dr. José Rosas Aispuro Torres, governor of neighboring Durango, thanked Sinaloa’s hospitality and noted the importance in federalism of listening to unite: «If there is no solidarity, there can be no federalism,» he declared. «Issues like federalism is time to take them up, do a comprehensive review of issues that have to do with federalism, starting with fiscal federalism,» he added.

Ricardo Monreal, at the time of giving your welcome message. Photo: The Debate

Rosas Aispuro stated that at the time he was in favor of the creation of the National Guard, just as he is now in office, qualifying as a savior the National Army in the state of Durango.Senator Ricardo Monreal Avila, chairman of the Board of Political coordination in the Senate admitted in his maiden message that the situation of insecurity in the country is unsustainable, but he also added that the situation inherited by the governments that preceded the current one is very worrying. For this reason, he pledged to build a document with the ideas presented during the forum to promote them from the Congress of the Union.The leader of the senators highlighted the work of Imelda Castro Castro and Mario Zamora Gastélum, senators of the Republic, both forum participants; rubén Rocha Moya, absent for work reasons. Monreal also asserted the willingness of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to work with Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel for the appreciation of the representative and the state of Sinaloa.Ordaz Coppel was in charge of inaugurating the Second Federalism Forum and Security, who endorsed the governor of the state of Durango in terms of support for the National Guard, recognizing the work of the president of Mexico in creating it. He also supported the need for the fiscal federalism of Rosas Aispuro Torres.

Participants, before starting the dialogues. Photo: The Debate

Participants’ conclusions
The main conclusions on which the guests agreed is that federalism and state participation should be strengthened. Also, fiscal support , emphasized by some participants, because the higher revenue goes to the federation and it is not enough what is left in the states, and even lower is the percentage that goes to the municipalities. Let the legislation be respected. Madrazo Lajous emphasized that if the National Guard is not respecting being a civilian institution from the outset, as he says in the legislation, it can hardly be. In addition, it must be recognized that there is a problem of insecurity, and from this start to act to end it; in addition to seeking favorable conditions for Mexico’s policemen; that the collegiate are not appeals; and that state congresses are the ones who request the support of the National Guard.
In addition to the governor of Sinaloa, the holders of the Secretariats of Security, Sustainable Development, Administration and Finance, among others, met in the city of Mazatlan.There was also a rich assistance of entrepreneurs, media, election institute authorities, prevention and social security experts, academy members, university representatives, municipal presidents and members of the bar association in Sinaloa.National Guard
According to statements by Senator Ricardo Monreal, the National Guard will take office next Sunday. Monreal, who also asserted that the country’s insecurity is at unsustainable levels, detailed that work will be done in 266 regions, and each region will have 600 security elements of the National Guard, equivalent to 159 thousand 600 elements.« The National Guard will start operating next Sunday,» said Ricardo Monreal. «Don’t have any doubts, it’s totally civil,» added the chairman of the Political Coordination Board in the Senate.The actions will start in 150 of the 266 regions, and among them are areas of Sinaloa and Durango, states that had their governors, Quirino Ordaz Coppel and José Rosas Aispuro Torres, present at the opening of the Second Federalism and Security Forum.Background
First Forum
Prior to the Federalism and Security Forum of Mazatlan, on May 2 of the current year, the first forum organized by Periódicos Asociados en Red (PAR), which was named «Federalism from regional competitions», was held in the city of Guadalajara. Among the commitments and conclusions that emerged from the first forum is the one from the Congress of the Union the Legislative Power will produce an opinion that can modify the centralist regime and promote the strengthening of participatory federalism. Unsustainable insecurity crisis
The participants of the dialogue tables agreed that the situation of insecurity in the country is critical at unsustainable levels and there is an out-of-control crisis that needs to be resolved. A non-unique mixed command is the proposal that Damian Zepeda, senator of the Albiazul party, raised at the second working table, arguing that it can support the agency that needs or requests it. Alejandro Madrazo Lajous, coordinator and founder of the CIDE’s Drug Policy Program, also reproved the National Guard, considering that any militarization is counterproductive to the country, because, instead of solving security problems, he unleashed a epidemic of homicides. Regional Forum
Convocating media executives
C.P Luis Javier Salido Artola, EL DEBATE
Mr. Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, El Universal
Mr. Juan Francisco Ealy Lanz Duret, El Universal
Don Carlos Alvarez del Castillo, El Informador
Mr. Miguel Valladares, Pulse of St. Louis
Mr. Antonio González Karg, El Siglo de Torreón
Mr. Alfonso González Karg, El Siglo de Torreón
Lic. Juan F. Healy L., El Imparcial de Hermosillo
Mr. Carlos R. Menéndez Losa, The Yucatan Diary
Participants in the first panel: 
Imelda Castro Castro Senator of the Republic of Morena by Sinaloa.
Mario Zamora Gastélum Senator of the Republic of the PRI by Sinaloa.
Dr. José María Serna de la Garza, Professor and researcher at unaM’s Institute of Legal Research.
Enrique Inzunza Cázarez President of the Supreme Court of Justice in Sinaloa.
Moderator: Rigoberto Ocampo Alcántar, Doctor of Political ScienceParticipating in the Second Panel: 
Damián Zepeda Vidales Senator of the Republic of the PAN.
Eduardo Ramírez Aguilar Senator of the Republic of Morena for Chiapas and chairman of the Constitutional Points Commission.
Dr. Alejandro Madrazo Lajous Coordinator and founder of the CIDE Drug Policy Program.
Dr. Gonzalo Armienta Hernándex, General Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Unit at the Faculty of Law of the UAS.
Juan José Jiménez Yáñez, Senator of the Parliamentary Group of Morena
Moderator: Ernesto Velázquez Briseño, Journalist, Mexican writer and coordinator of the Editorial Advisory Council of El Universal.



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