I will come back to Badiraguatu, it’s a pleasure!: Amlo
Badiraguato, Sinaloa.- On his sixth visit to the land of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, President Andres Manuel López Obrador made it clear that he had decided to be in that place again just for fun.
The president appeared in Sinaloa’s second-largest municipality to inaugurate the Badiraguato-Los Frailes section of the highway that began in 1967 and remains incomplete.
Accompanied by Governor Rubén Rocha, also originally from that land, the head of the executive led a formal event, but with the flavor of a rally.
Nearly two months after Ovidio Guzman was extradited to the United States, the man from Tabasco was greeted with cheers and applause.
Even Las Mañanitas sang for him.
In front of his supporters, he read out the list of programmes, pensions and support offered by his government in the city where Ernesto Fonseca “Don Neto”, Arturo Beltran Leyva and Rafael Caro Quintero were born.
In his speech, he warned that those holding him accountable for his visit to Badiraguatu are the same ones who stigmatize the residents of the region as if they were all bad people.
“I’ll be back. There are some who don’t like me coming to Badiraguatu, but I like it. See, now that’s my taste!” And do you know why I like that? Because I don’t agree with stigmas, I don’t agree with calling people bad, when all people, all people, are good. We are not born bad, we are all born good. Circumstances are what push some people to take the path of anti-social behavior. But I believe so much in human beings, I believe so much in the goodness of our people, and that’s why I’ll keep coming.”
López Obrador said he is proud to be Mexican and to be in Sinaloa and Badiraguato.
Before arriving in the municipality, in the morning, the President acknowledged that the infrastructure works being carried out in the area are aimed at ensuring the connectivity of the entire Sinaloa mountain range.
“It is a very important highway that benefits many towns, communities, farms, ejidos and municipalities,” he said.
“I am happy to be here to tell you that we will continue to help, because that is the job of any government, to ensure people are happy.”
The Tabasco politician reminded attendees that he will leave office in less than a year, but he will do so confident that his successor will “hit” better than him.
He expressed this by saying: “Don’t worry, because the generational change is coming. I have exceeded 300 points, but the generational change has reached 400 points and hit curveballs, sliders and fastballs, and after that there is no need to worry.”
“But we also left this protected because it’s in the Constitution, it’s already written into the Constitution, whoever it is has to abide by it.”
But we left this already protected because it’s in the Constitution, it’s already written in the Constitution, whoever this is has to comply with.”