Morelia, Michoacán.- After a meeting held on Monday with the Secretary of the Governorate, Olga Sánchez Cordero and the governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, the members of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) of the so-called “Base Power” liberated the train tracks they had blocked in the state, this thanks to the agreements that were reached in the aforementioned meeting.
The “centists” remain on the side of the railway network in the municipalities of Morelia, Lázaro Cárdenas, Pátzcuaro, Yurécuaro, Maravatío and Uruapan, as mentioned before Sánchez Cordero and Aureoles Conejo, as negotiations on the subject progress and as an act of good faith towards the Government of the Republic and the State.
In this connection, the Federal Government issued the following press bulletin this day: “In an act of trust to the federal government and with the mediation of the Secretariat of
Gobernación, the railway line from Morelia to the port of Lázaro Cárdenas, in Michoacán, was liberated with the agreement to serve at work tables the magisterial group that kept it blocked.
“This consolidates the rule of law in guarantee of investment and support for freedom of enterprise.
This was after the meeting held by the Secretary of the Governorate, Olga Sánchez Cordero, with the group represented by Professor Benjamin Hernández Gutiérrez.
“Accompanied by the governor of the entity, Silvano Aureoles Conejo; and the undersecretary of Democratic Development, Social Participation and Religious Affairs, Rabindranath Salazar Solorio, the owner of the unit noted that in a democratic country there are mechanisms and spaces to discuss differences and build solutions.
“‘We do it together peacefully and with total respect for the law and institutions. In the Fourth Transformation headed by the president, Andrés Manuel López
Obrador, we are working so that no person should take violent action or outside the law to be heard.’
“‘We have as one of our priorities always to listen to the people,’ he continued, “our obligation is to govern with the people, for the people, and for the people. Our presence here today is a clear sign that we are doing so, because the government’s new policy for the attention of conflict is based at all times on the use of reason and nothing for the use of force.’
“He emphasized that with absolute respect for human rights, both from this Ministry of the Government, and from public education, together with the state government, coincidences were found and, above all, the commitment to work together for the benefit of teachers, ‘I am confident that the dialogue we are initiating today will lead us to consolidate agreements and, above all, to maintain the conditions of respect and social peace,'” he says.
Meanwhile, in his official Twitter account (@Silvano_A), michoacán governor Silvano Aureoles set a stance on the issue: “We have made progress this afternoon in the agreements with the @GobiernoMX and the Magisterium; we hope that these will be met by the parties and that the railways, strategic for the economic development of Michoacan and the country, will be kept clear.”
According to data from the Association of Industrialists of the State of Michoacán (AIEMAC), there were 48 days of blockade of train tracks in the state, with a total of 4 thousand 665 containers of various goods stranded in the port of Lazaro Cardenas as a result of them