President Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not make a single mention of issues related to science and the culture during his message to the nation, within the framework of the third year of his electoral triumph. Did he refer to the “right-wing intellectuals“as part of the bloc of adversaries of his government, in which they fit from journalists to businessmen.
The truth is that it is not surprising that these issues have not been part of his speech. The president has made it clear that the “scientists” are not part of the bloc of his sympathizers, he has demanded that they complain, he has affirmed that “not everyone is aware”, he has accused them of doing “political tourism”; In addition, he has said, a couple of times, that education, science and technology are a priority of his government, so for the first president there is nothing more to add or highlight. He didn’t even remember the Conacyt as part of the health emergency care.
And in Culture … Last September, during his report, López Obrador did not refer to the Secretary of Culture not once, but he did say that the reconstruction of the heritage was continuing and referred to the Ecological Park of Lake Texcoco and the Los Pinos Cultural Center. And so so, for the president it was more important to talk about the Economic Culture Fund.
Alejandra Frausto upon her arrival at the National Palace by AMLO’s report, three years after winning the presidential elections. Photo: Diego Simón Sánchez / EL UNIVERSAL
In the report for the second year of the electoral victory, again, he only mentioned Los Pinos. Moreover, in his first report, in September 2019, again, he only spoke of the Economic Culture Fund and Los Pinos. Could it be that for the third report, two months from now, Culture -which according to this quadrotheistic government It was never going to be again, but never ever, just an accessory – will it have a relevant place in López Obrador’s actions?