“Undoing twists”, the mission that awaits Quirino in Spain

The decision of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in favor of Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel as Mexico’s next ambassador to Spain is, more than a political one, a strategic move at the current moment of the bilateral relationship.
As AMLO and the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, have clarified, there is no dispute between the two nations derived from the position of the Mexican president on the Conquest of 1521, whose anniversary was recently commemorated in the Zócalo as “five centuries of indigenous resistance ”.

The crisis that the embassy of our country is experiencing in Spain is internal. What could be left in a farce with the scandal that the writer Jorge F. Hernández made on social networks due to his dismissal as cultural attaché on August 14, escalated to greater. The head of cultural diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Enrique Márquez, had the bad sense of accusing him of misogynistic comments towards the ambassador that she herself had denied. Then, another setback: the replacement proposal, which fell on the young essayist Brenda Lozano, who has publicly missed the presidential inauguration with jokes in bad taste on Twitter. The matter ended in the morning, where President López Obrador ruled out Lozano and announced that this place will be occupied by an indigenous poet whose selection process is underway.

On August 18, Enrique Márquez announced his resignation from office and, of course, such an exhibition of disorder precipitated the fall of Ambassador María Carmen Oñate Muñoz, to whom the SRE has given a dignified exit, as corresponds to her 42-year career in the Mexican foreign service. Let’s say that the ambassador went beyond diplomacy in a situation that required a strong hand.

Even his most staunch critics recognize the good sense that distinguishes President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the most recent appointments to his cabinet, such as the new Secretaries of the Interior and Finance: Adán Augusto López and Rogelio Ramírez de la O, respectively.

It is in this tenor of privileging the ideal profile for each position “Halfway through the road”, to quote AMLO’s most recent book, his decision to propose Governor Quirino Ordaz to the Senate of the Republic as the next ambassador in Spain Coppel, once his term in Sinaloa has concluded. Gentle treatment, but also firmness, severity and capacity for absolute control in all orders of command distinguish the Quirinist style in public service; his other great skill, high-level relationships.

The president said that Ordaz’s assignment as ambassador will be “to seek and reestablish full relations between Mexico and Spain based on mutual respect; we are in a new stage and it is opportune for this change to take place ”.

He stressed that the governor has the capacity to carry out this task.
“Desfacer misunderstandings”, we would say in paraphrase of the masterpiece of Spanish letters, Don Quijote de La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, will be in a few words the next mission of Quirino Ordaz Coppel in the mother country and honor, as he did. he said on Saturday, it is for all Sinaloans.

FOR THE TWO LIVES. The issue of conscientious objection to the practice of abortion is still pending in the Supreme Court, in Sinaloa the groups that defend both lives, that of the embryo and that of the mother, are demonstrating today in front of the SCJN headquarters in Culiacán (Morelos between Madero and Francisco Villa) at 5:00 p.m. Before, at 10:00 hours, they call a press conference at the Los Portales restaurant. Slopes.

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