Everyone’s responsibility to combat human trafficking: PGR

It is everyone’s responsibility to combat trafficking in persons and this implies repugnant as citizens, fight it as authorities and denounce it as victims or witnesses, said Alberto Elías Beltrán, Deputy Attorney General for International Affairs, as substitute for the Attorney General of the Republic.

Our country took a great step in combating this crime by achieving the first condemnatory sentence, of 14 years in prison, within the framework of the current Accusatory Criminal Justice System, he said during the celebration of draw 3678 of the National Lottery for Assistance Public, dedicated to the “Blue Heart 2.0” campaign, with the hashtag #AquiEstoyContraLaTrataDePersonas.

Accompanied by Rafael Avante Juárez, Undersecretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of the Interior, Elías Beltrán stressed that the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) has very clear responsibilities, both to prevent, investigate and prosecute criminals, as well as to protect the victims.

He highlighted that important protection mechanisms have been generated, among them the shelter to attend victims of trafficking or extreme gender violence, where they are offered physical security and seek to empower them by formalizing studies and productive projects to rebuild their quality of life .

Likewise, he reported that within the framework of the National Program to Prevent and Punish Trafficking in Persons, informative talks have been held in schools, booklets have been disseminated and more than 15,000 public officials have been trained in the subject.

Referring to the cases of Colombian and Venezuelan women who are captured and transferred to Mexico for the purpose of sexual exploitation, Elías Beltrán pointed out that specific routes for the transfer of people to the United States have been identified, which is why work is being done to expand and improve the international cooperation mechanisms.

Finally, he emphasized the importance of counting on the active participation of the citizenry, which is why progress has been made facilitating anonymous complaints, improving the quality of services and care for victims in the institution, helping in the dissemination of information campaigns and offering rewards to those who provide information for locating likely criminals.

“Chespirito” comedy endures for being healthy, considers his son

Roberto Gómez Fernández, son of the actor and writer Roberto Gómez Bolaños “Chespirito”, considers that his father’s characters remain current, because he created something with extraordinary, timeless and universal values, which have an effect anywhere and at any time.

The President of Grupo Chespirito shared in an interview with Notimex that his father had a great knowledge of the human condition and around that he created comedy, which will last; In addition, part of his slogan was to entertain, but healthily.

“It was a comedy in which he was his own research institute, he had to like it first and then he saw it as an audience and made sure that he could bring the whole family together, which needed certain limits, it was very demanding,” he said.

Gómez Fernández confessed that “Los caquitos”, despite the fact that it was obvious comedy, at first they were a couple of thieves, so his father was late on the twentieth that he had to remove them, and in the last 10 years they had already withdrawn from that activity because their role changed.

As for growing up in a house with a famous father, Roberto assured that in his home there was nothing to do with entertainment, so in his childhood he did not know the magnitude of the reach of his father’s characters.

However, he revealed that he saw his dad work and then leave and come back, as well as the dad of any of his schoolmates with any profession as a doctor, except that hers was “dressed in red and wearing antennae,” he joked.

He acknowledged that little by little he realized it and even to date he is still surprised by the effect; As for his favorite character, he pointed out that although he likes them all, “El Chapulín Colorado” is his favorite because he is the one with whom he laughed the most, he even showed that his cell phone case was his.

“What I remember most is having a wise father, who was on the one hand very loving and resourceful, very light and very easy, and with the wisdom that characterized him, without realizing it he put us in our place, without the need for shouting or of scandals, “he recalled.

Given the success it has had in other countries, such is the case of Argentina, he considered that it is because he turned Mexican into Latin American, and despite the fact that many expressions that in language could be a barrier, his programs made them universal and they are already used elsewhere.

Those characters reached the tickets of the National Lottery in whose draw number 3683, with a major prize of 18 million pesos to be held on Tuesday, September 4, can be found: “El Chavo del 8”, “El Chapulín Colorado”, ” Doctor Chapatín “and” El Chómpiras “, among others, as part of a tribute.

“Recently, they gave us an example of the references of the National Lottery in the program of ‘El Chavo’, ‘El Chapulín’, etc., and you realize things that happened many years ago, but that are still relevant today”, narrated.

On the other hand, Roberto shared that the Chespirito Group, as always, works to maintain the legacy of the work of Roberto Gómez Bolaños in every way, so they continue to work with the animated series.

“But other things are coming, some from ‘El Chanfle’, for next year; we are still preparing the script for the animated film ‘El Chapulín Colorado’, and we are planning to continue producing the animated series ‘El Chavo’ “, advancement.

Erdogan self-designates president of sovereign wealth fund

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has self-appointed himself chairman of Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund and got rid of all staff who had been in charge for more than two years of inaction.

Zafer Sonmez, head of the Malaysian government investment body Khazanah Nasional Bhd for Turkey and Africa, was named general manager. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, will also serve on the board of directors, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette.

The reorganization comes two years after the fund was created to try to capitalize state assets and end market turmoil after a failed coup. But the fund’s objectives and strategy were never clearly defined, and the internal struggles led to the dismissal of its first top official after Erdogan publicly expressed his disappointment. The restructuring consolidates the president’s influence in another key financial institution in Turkey. Erdogan had promised in May to exert greater influence on economic policy after he was given greater executive powers after the June election.

Strategy debate
The sovereign wealth fund has interests in assets such as Turkish Airlines, Turk Telekom, state lenders TC Ziraat Bankasi AS and Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, state oil and pipeline companies, the national postal service, the stock exchange, the national lottery and the national rail network. Since its inception, officials have debated the fund’s objective, with some saying companies should be managed to add value in the manner of a traditional sovereign vehicle, while others have argued that their assets could be used to calm market turmoil. Others proposed a securitization of the assets and that the State take credit with that guarantee.

In the reorganization, Erdogan removed one of his own advisers, Yigit Bulut. The new board members include Rifat Hisarciklioglu, head of the Turkish chambers of commerce; Huseyin Aydin, director of the banking association and head of Ziraat; Arda Ermut, head of Turkey’s investment promotion and support agency; Erisah Arican, professor and member of the board of directors of Borsa Instanbul; and businessman Fuat Tosyali.

These are the officials appointed by AMLO to deal with the financial and finance sector

By instructions of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president-elect, nine of the officials who will direct various public agencies linked to the finance and financial sector were announced from December 1, these are the holders of the Consar, Condusef, CNBV, among others.

Abraham Everardo Vela Dib was appointed as president of the National Commission of the Retirement Savings System (Consar). He has a PhD in Economics from the University of California and has held various positions at Banco de México (Banxico), in the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) and has been a visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank for International Settlements.

The second unveiled appointment is that of Adalberto Palma Gómez , who has been appointed as president of the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). He is currently President of the Council of the Union of Mexican Financial Institutions and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute – Mexico.

He was also an independent member of the Governing Board of the Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings from 1999 to 2003, and president of the Bankers Trust for Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, from 1994 to 1999.

The National Bank of Public Works and Services (Banobras) and the Federal Mortgage Society will be under the command of Jorge Mendoza Sánchez , who is currently Corporate Finance Director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). In the public sector, he has also worked in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit

The National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (Condusef) will be in charge of Oscar Rosado Jiménez , who was treasurer of the then Government of the Federal District, from 2000 to 2006, during the Headquarters of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Alejandro Encinas.

Ernesto Prieto Ortega will be at the head of the National Lottery for Public Assistance and Forecasts for Public Assistance, he has a law degree from the Autonomous University of Querétaro. He was Deputy Treasurer of Fiscalization in the Secretariat of Finance of the then Government of the Federal District, as well as General Director of the Civil Registry, both positions during the leadership of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

On the other hand, Eugenio Nájera Solórzano will be the next CEO of Nacional Financiera, as well as the National Bank for Foreign Trade.

Nájera Solórzano has a career in the business world as he has been a senior executive and CEO of national, global, public and private companies, as well as founder and main shareholder of other companies.

Galia Borja Gómez , will be responsible for the Treasury of the Federation, she is the current Deputy Director General of Revenue in the Treasury of the Federation. From 2001 to 2007 she was responsible for various financial positions in the Finance Secretariat of the then Federal District Government.

While Javier Delgado Mendoza , he was appointed as general director of the National Financial Development Agency for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, and Fisheries, as well as Agroasemex, the Capitalization and Investment Fund of the Rural Sector, the Shared Risk Trust and the National System of Guarantee

Ricardo Ernesto Ochoa Rodríguez will be the future president of the National Commission of Insurances and Bonds, he is currently deputy director general of Finance, Operations and Systems at the National Development Finance Company. He has held various positions in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where his last position was that of Head of the International Affairs Unit from 2006 to 2012.

Very good feelings” for the sales of the Christmas Draw

The president of the State Society of State Lotteries and Gambling (SELAE), Jesús Huerta, does not have “certain data” regarding the evolution of the sales of the Extraordinary Christmas Draw at this time, but he does have “very good feelings” about.

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“The bulk of sales occurs in the last two weeks,” says Jesús Huertas, adding that this is “really the moment of truth” and when you see if the advertising campaign “has been successful or not.”

As understood by the president of Lotteries, the advertising campaign is “decisive” in this case.

“Historical data shows us how a successful campaign that is widely accepted represents a certain increase in sales,” he stresses.

Huerta indicates that sales had “a certain stability” until the time of the crisis.

“In those years of the crisis, as in all areas of society, lottery sales also suffered,” she details.

In this sense, the president of the State Society of State Lottery and Gambling highlights that in the last three years “gradually” there has been an increase in sales that are beginning to approach “pre-crisis moments”.

“We have not arrived yet,” he stresses.

I got the Christmas Lottery, now what?
I got the Christmas Lottery, now what?

“We have good vibrations that are transmitted to us by the people we talk to at the points of sale, the atmosphere that is noticeable on the street and the sales that occurred in the summer, which were slightly above those of previous years,” he says. , while insisting that at the moment there are no definitive data.

In this context, the president of the State Society of State Lottery and Gambling affirms that they hope “at least” to maintain sales because “that would already be important.”

“And if an increase that puts us at pre-crisis levels is possible, we would be happy,” he confesses.

The situation in Catalonia is “muffling”

In relation to the situation that has been occurring in recent weeks in Catalonia and is influencing the sale of the Christmas lottery, Jesús Huerta recalls that, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE), last year there was a decrease of retail sales in Catalonia.

“Obviously, it affected us as much as that retail trade,” he acknowledges.

“This year the situation, without having disappeared, is being somewhat dampened, at least during the year,” says Huerta, to argue that there have been some National Lottery draws “in which sales in Barcelona or Tarragona have been higher than the average of the Spanish provinces “.

“Our hope is that the situation will normalize,” he confesses.

Regarding the 20% tax on the prizes, Jesús Huerta indicates that he would not dare to say “that the fact that the exempt minimum has risen this year and that even the first 10,000 euros is not taxed is a determining factor in sales ”

Previously, prizes whose amount exceeded 2,500 euros were subject to this tax.

Likewise, the President of SELAE recalls that the current regulation foresees that the exempt minimum in 2019 will rise to 20,000 euros and in 2020 up to 40,000 euros.

Thus, the prizes of the Extraordinary Draw for Children on January 6 will already be subject to the regulation planned for 2019.

On the other hand, after the number of 155 was exhausted in the 2017 Christmas draw, referring to article 155 of the Constitution that the Government applied in the context of the crisis in Catalonia, the president of SELAE points out that there is no record that this year “no number is being claimed for any special reason” or because “there has been an extraordinary event.”

“What is certain is that the possibility of searching through the terminals for a certain number and everything that technology contributes, is making many people are looking for special numbers but linked to some personal anniversary, or circumstances that bring them a good memory like the day of the wedding or the birth of a child, “he concludes.

Alicante lotters, waiting for date to “reopen”

No date yet for the reopening of the State Lottery sales outlets, although with a return that will occur “as soon as possible”. The State Society of State Lotteries and Gambling (Selae) is studying the measures contemplated in the different stages of de-escalation presented by the Government, so that, ” as far as possible “, it can “normalize” the sale of its products. The aforementioned sources, according to Europa Press, have specified that Selae takes into account ” the safety of sellers and customers ” as a priority , and that “all the necessary measures are taken in these establishments to make commercial activity compatible with the safety of the citizens”.

State Lotteries and Gambling suspended the sale of all games on March 15 , considering the provisions of the Royal Decree declaring the state of alarm for the management of the serious and exceptional situation of health crisis caused by the coronavirus . From that date, marketing was suspended, and the payment of prizes of less than 2,000 euros at the usual points of sale, as well as online sales. In addition, all draws were deferred until the date to be determined in which it is possible to hold them and all the tenths and receipts sold through any channel remain valid for the same draws on the date they are finally held.

Thus, from the Alicante Provincial Association of State Lottery and Gambling (Apralae) insist on sending a “message of tranquility” to citizens, in addition to stressing that the sales network ” will be very important in the economic recovery”As they are” kindly raised “.” During this closure, the associations have been active in caring for their companions and we have also requested specific measures from the Selae for the post-confinement stage. For the first time, the comprehensive and mixed network have raised joint demands. This is historical. The crisis has united us “, they point out from the provincial entity, which groups 404 establishments in Alicante. For a month and a half, all the points of sale have been closed, except for those that sell authorized products such as tobacco, press and food; although with the prohibition to sell lotter