The 10 most read El Economista policy notes in 2021

The year was so full of news that we arrived in December tired and, above all, forgetful: how to remember them all? The monitoring of Covid-19 and the variants of the coronavirus, the power of vaccines and the waves the waves. There were also elections in 15 states and it was the year with the most homicides in Mexico … these were the most widely read articles on politics and society published by El Economista in 2021.

1. Accident on Metro Line 12: structure collapses at Olivos station

On the night of May 3, an elevated section of Line 12 of the Mexico City metro collapsed. As a result 24 people lost their lives and 70 were injured. The damaged part was shortly before arriving at the Olivos station, in the Tláhuac mayor’s office. Of the convoy made up of nine wagons, two of them fell when the bridge they were traveling on broke.

2. INE threatens to remove the registration from the Green Party and fine 283,000 pesos to the influencers who violated the electoral ban

The Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM) repeatedly violated the electoral ban, corresponding to the June 6 elections. Given this, the National Electoral Institute (INE) threatened to withdraw his registration.

One of the events that most outraged users on social networks was the party’s hiring of influencers to transmit messages of support in favor of Green. Among these characters are: Raúl Araiza and Bárbara De Regil.

The PVEM could be credited with a fine of more than 14 million pesos.

3. Elba Esther Gordillo wins the SAT trial before the Federal Court of Administrative Justice

The Federal Court of Administrative Justice (TFJA) determined that Elba Esther Gordillo will not have to pay nine million pesos for Income Tax (ISR). The resolution indicates that neither the teacher nor the National Union of Workers tried to deduct tax receipts. Therefore, article 35 of the regulations of the ISR law is not applicable.

4. How to obtain my Covid-19 vaccination certificate?

All of 2021 was characterized by the vaccination process against Covid-19 around the world. As more of the population was immunized in Mexico, the interest in processing the respective certificate grew. In some parts of the country, such as Mazatlán, it will be mandatory to present it to enter restaurants, bars, cinemas and other public spaces. It also serves to enter other nations, since they request it in the migration filter.

5. What is the best coronavirus vaccine? (Upgrade)

Through an infographic we show which is the best vaccine, which is applied in Mexico, against Covid-19. According to their order of effectiveness from highest to lowest, they are: Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Sputnik V, Novavax, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sinovac.

6. Registration page to receive the Covid vaccine falls due to excess demand

In February, the website was enabled for citizens to register in the vaccination process, starting with adults over 60 years of age. The only data requested was the Unique Population Registry Code (CURP). The demand was much higher than expected by the Federal Government and the page collapsed, making it impossible for people to register.

7. In the first six months of 2020 alone, 1,844 women were murdered in Mexico: Inegi

The semester between January and June 2020 was the most violent in the last 30 years. Statistics have been recorded since 1990. For women the situation was very unfavorable; 1,844 were killed, that is, 10 per day. In more than half of the cases, the assailant was your partner or a close relative. Violence against women did not improve with confinement, in many cases it worsened.

8. In which shopping centers and pharmacies in CDMX can I get the Covid-19 test?

On the site, the government of Mexico City announced the places where free Covid-19 detection tests are carried out. Among the participating sites are the Farmacias Guadalajara, Del Ahorro and San Pablo. Also the Galerías Perisur, Parque Vía Vallejo and Zentralia Churubusco shopping centers.

The tests applied are known as rapid, whose results can be obtained from 15 to 20 minutes later.

9. Inai unanimously approves an unconstitutionality action against the biometric data registry

The seven commissioners of the National Institute of Access to Information (Inai), in the plenary session of April 27, 2021, unanimously demonstrated against the register with biometric data of users and mobile phone holders. Some of the reasons Inai gave are:

  1. Violation of the principles of proportionality
  2. The establishment of a diverse path to ARCO rights
  3. The violation of the right to the protection of personal data for not considering a court order for access to said data.

10. Chronology of the pandemic in Mexico

Until last March 1, the most significant figures in relation to Covid-19 in Mexico were: February 28, 2020, the first contagion is registered, 180,000 deaths declared by the government (the real figure has always been much higher) and more than 2 million infected.

The places with the highest risk of contracting the disease are still: places with poor ventilation, places where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, places where people do not wear masks.

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