Social Development Secretary (Sedesol) José Antonio Meade Kuribreña said that the federal government will establish several temporary programs which will economically support those affected by the violent events in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca.
Meade Kuribreña said that not only the private initiative was economically affected by these events, but also many service providers like restaurants and hotels.
In an interview, the secretary said that due to the highway blockades, supply routes to 22 food providers, which cater to 1,850 Diconsa stores with 2,500 tons of food, have not been reopened.
Because of this, Sedesol is working to find new distribution channels as the supply flow has been interrupted in the last 11 days, which has affected 70,000 people.
The supply service was interrupted because Sedesol trucks were in danger of being hijacked or burned by protesters.
All levels of government are working to solve this problem. “President Enrique Peña Nieto can rest easy because the government is working optimally,” said Meade Kuribreña.