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Monday, September 13, 2021

López Obrador Proposes The PRI Governor Of Sinaloa As Mexico's Ambassador To Spain

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The president affirms that Madrid acted "with pride" for not offering apologies for the conquest and says that Quirino Ordaz Coppel, an opponent of his government, will contribute to "fully reestablish relations"

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, in an archive photo. 

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposed this Saturday Quirino Ordaz Coppel, governor of the State of Sinaloa, as the next ambassador to Spain. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that the appointment must now go through the usual parliamentary and diplomatic channels. The veteran leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), opposed to the Morena Government, is about to end the mandate that began in 2017. This same Friday, the president, during an event in Culiacán, the capital of the State, described him as a "professional" and "working man."

In his opinion, henwill contribute to "fully restoring relations" with the Spanish Government, which he accused of acting "with pride" for not apologizing for the conquest.

"The proposal," as reported by the Foreign Ministry, "will be presented to the Government of Spain to request approval in accordance with international diplomatic standards and, subsequently, will be sent to the Senate for analysis and opinion in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution." Ordaz Coppel began his career in the eighties, held a position in the Ministry of Energy during the government of Carlos Salinas de Gortari and was deputy director of tourism promotion under Ernesto Zedillo. 

He later went on to dedicate himself to territorial politics, with a parenthesis as a deputy of the coalition between the PRI and the Green Party in Congress.

On Friday López Obrador announced that the politician would go on to work with his Executive. "I want to tell the Sinaloans that I am going to invite them to participate in the Government, it will help us, he will participate in the Government represented by Governor Quirino Ordaz. I will invite you to work with us. 

This is because he has done a good job in Sinaloa, he is a professional, he is a man of work, he has experience and is going to join, he is going to join our team to continue transforming our country," he said. Now, trust him to revive the relationships. "We have good relations in Spain sometimes not as we would like, with misunderstandings, but I aspire to them to be completely restored," he told some media during his tour of the State, reports Efe.

The current Mexican ambassador to Spain, María Carmen Oñate, had assumed that responsibility just over a year ago. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked her "for the work and performance at the head of the representation" and explained that the diplomat "had communicated for months her decision to retire, so this Foreign Ministry expresses its appreciation for her outstanding 42-year career."

The relationship of the López Obrador Government with Spain has gone through moments of tension in recent years, in 2019, a few months after taking office, the Mexican president sent a letter to Philip VI and Pope Francis to request forgiveness for the excesses of the conquest. 

This year the tensions have been framed in the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the foundation of Tenochtitlan, the five centuries of the invasion and the 200 years of Mexico's independence, which will end at the end of September. In recent months, however, the president avoided agitating more polemics, while Spain has chosen to maintain a discreet attitude to López Obrador's insinuations, always fleeing the conflict.

Last spring, the Mexican government invited what was now Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya, to commemorate independence on September 27. His office accepted the invitation, although soon after the Prime Minister remodeled the Cabinet and appointed a new head of diplomacy, Manuel Albares. 

The two countries have ruled out holding the so-called Binational Commission for the time being, a framework for diplomatic collaboration created in 1977 that brought together several ministers from both governments. The last one was convened under the mandate of López Obrador's predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto, of the PRI political party 

El Pais


  1. Spain will never admit the atrocities committed to the MEXICAN people..
    Spain became rich when they robbed all of Latin America..
    It's history..
    I did a DNA test and I don't have any spaniard blood. After I did my investigation on history of Spain I learned that country was actually taken over like 5 times from sorounding counties.
    I have Morocco, Italian, Ghana, Arabian and Irish blood besides 52% native anerican from Mexico..
    The AMERICAS is the best thingbtgat happened to European countries..
    After they took over the Americas is when they finally had peace and stopped their wars. They were all ways at war

  2. Replies
    1. I propose for you to take over but before you do, give us a list of the accomplishments that make you better fit for the job.

    2. That ALMO can't do jack sht about the Cartels, because they actually control him like a puppet. He is letting Mexico go down the drain. Cares a rats azz about it's citizens.

    3. @749 AMLO has done more for Mexico in 2 years than you will ever do in a whole lifetime.

    4. 2:29 name 5 success stories he has completed. Now don't take a year. you can't count sending the Army to Michoacan of Morielia, Jacona, because he then cancelled it a day later

    5. I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. Mark Twain

    6. @647 la neta me da flojera, after all, one year to come up with a list of 5 projects is a long time. So here you go, keep in minds it's a half ass list, you can do the leg work if you really wanna fact check me and get into more detail.
      He has a number of hydroelectric dam projects underway, I can think of atleast 3 but I'm sure there's more. Then we have the tren maya, the new airport and 2 oil refineries and not to mention the refinery purchased in Texas. I know there is a handful of interstate road projects that would facilitate rural communities. You can credit him with over 100 trade schools and universities constructed from seized narco/ organized crime properties. Over 150 military barracks throughout several mexican states, and before you put the blame on AMLO for Michoacan check how the people there have treated the mexican army and guardia nacional and you'll see why he pulled out after 1 day. And if you really want someone to blame you can point that finger at the state Governor. He's provided rural indigenous communities like the Yaquis, huicholes, tarahumaras and other southern Mexico communities with government assistance like Healthcare and education. Again, you can fact check and correct where ever you feel like I'm bullshitting. My aunt came to visit and said she's getting between 150-200 a month for being a senior citizen, she said, "no es mucho, pero de eso a nada, pues es mejor que nada." He's assigned all ports of entry to the military. Under AMLO there have been more prosecuted corrupt government officials and extradited convicts to the U.S than any other past administration. I'm sure I can mention more but you only asked for five.

    7. @647

      Ay te va "vali" por si no me crees.

    8. 12:10 I give you credit for all you mentioned. Nevertheless how much effort on his government helping decrease the high homicides occurring yearly while on his watch, and also previous presidents. On Cartel violence it's only 10% effort put on. Have any of your relatives died or gotten kidnapped.

    9. @1210 " I give you credit for all that you mentioned" Hahahaha! Why are you giving me the credit? Shouldn't you be giving AMLO the credit, after all he is the one responsible for the projects taking place, unlike the violence.

    10. Obrador does not deserve all credit, as he is enpt on vulence and homicides. That guy gave you credit for the few Almo nuthugger.

    11. @1103 I could point out the moon and you'll point at my finger. You're clueless. Had it not been for the few projects I mentioned your ignorant ass would still be in the dark. It's a lot easier for people like you to sit on their asses and complain about what's not being done. Be a part of the change, if you're so concerned, go out there, join the military, join the guardia, join the autodefensas become president, governor or mayor and make a difference. ... yeah didn't think so, it's a lot easier to call people who are actually doing something "inept" then to actually stand up and do something about it.

  3. @648. Jejeje, I swear to God I was gonna put that I still wouldn't be able to convince you, even if I named 100+ AMLO accomplishments. You asked for 5 I gave you more than that. Como no pudiste, now you want to talk about violence. I could hit you with a hundred more facts regarding that but it still wouldn't be enough to convince you. I'm sorry AMLO falls short of your expectations. I obviously won't convince you. There's no more I can do for you. I wish you luck. 🤙🏽✌🏽🖖🏽👋🏽

  4. Giving diplomatic positions to those who might run against Sheinbaum in 24 is pretty smart.


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