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Morena Accuses Mexico City Government of Funding Roadblock in Tlalpan

A Morena leader played audio of a Mexico City official inciting protesters to violence in Tlalpan
By The News · 11 of May 2016 14:52:08
Claudia Sheinbaum takes her oath of office in October 2015, No available, photo: Cuartoscuro/María José Martínez

The National Regeneration Movement (Morena) accused the Secretariat of Mobility of Mexico City of being behind a roadblock against Tlalpan borough president Claudia Sheinbaum.

Morena’s general secretary in Mexico City, Jesús Ramírez Cuéllar, directly accused the general director of Electric Transport Services, Eduardo Venadero, of inciting a group of people to violence against Sheinbaum. He played an audio of Venadero inciting violence at the borough offices of Tlalpan.

“Officials from the Mobility Secretariat, in particular Mr. Venadero, was seen observing, organizing and funding the roadblock,” said Ramírez Cuellar. “We are worried that these events are related to other similar events that have taken place in boroughs ruled by Morena, such as Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo Madero, and that they have been orchestrated from the Mobility Secretariat.“

Ramírez Cuellar, a former member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), which controls the mayorship and the Secretariat of Mobility of Mexico City, called on Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa to prevent his officials from causing further disruptions leading up to the July 5 elections.

“Mancera needs to keep his cabinet under control so that the July 5 elections take place in an atmosphere of tranquility,” said Ramírez Cuellar. “He also needs to prevent the use of social programs for vote buying.”