In an end-of-year message, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged that 2020 was a «very difficult, pandemic suffering for COVID» year, so he said 2021 would be a better year for everyone.
«Many lost their lives, our family, friends, acquaintances and in honor of them we will sow this ahuehuete in the National Palace,» the representative said.
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«We are also sowing this tree thinking about the future, thinking that in 2021 we will do better for all of us which is what Beatrice and I wish with all our hearts.»
The president said that the wishes for a better year are for all people and human beings, «to our adversaries, our friends, to all Mexicans.»
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The researcher and writer Beatriz Gutiérrez Muller, who planted the tree, together with the president, said that «those of us who are alive have a great commitment to continue this human task, as a country, as a family, united by looking forward, collecting all the good things that happened and how we will plant this ahuehuete sowing hope, illusion, and the desire for all to do very well, very, very well».
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