[:en]Constellation Brands and Mexicali/Imperial private sectors operate to overwrite citizen’s plebiscite against brewery[:es]Organismos intermedios y sindicatos presionan al IEE-BC para que rechace plebiscito vs Constellation Brands[:]

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ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

The Hotel and Motel Association of Mexicali, the Economic Development Councils of Mexicali and Imperial Valley, the Construction Workers Union, the Secretariat of Urban Development and Infrastructure of the State, GRUPO SUMMA and several other chambers and organizations, have been trying to “move” letters addressed to Clemente Custodio Ramos Mendoza, President of the Electoral Institute of Baja California asking him to reject the plebiscite request that some citizens have requested in order to cancel the Environmental Impact Manifesto conceded to Constellation Brands by Mexico’s federal environmental authorities to allow the company to construct a brewing plant in Mexicali.

Addressed to Clemente Custodio Ramos Mendoza, Counselor President of the State Electoral Institute, several entrepreneurial and government instances express their “. . . worry about the request of plebiscite against the Environment Impact Manifesto emitted by the Federal Environment Secretary to authorize the construction of the aforementioned brewery . . .”, as GRUPO SUMMA (one of the organizations sending letters to IEE-BC) where this group decrees the legal invalidation of this citizens lobbying thru the plebiscite.

The arguments of all these organizations (among others) are: Thousands of jobs would be lost, the trust of foreign investors would also be lost and Mexicali would suffer severe damage as a reliable investment destination form other countries if the almighty CB didn’t get to finish the construction of the plant which means an investment of about 1.5 billion pesos but would only yield 750 jobs.[:es]ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles, Consejo de Desarrollo Económico de Mexicali, Agencia de Desarrollo Económico del Valle Imperial, Sindicato de trabajadores de la Construcción, SIDUE y una gran cantidad de poderosas instancias empresariales y gubernamentales  han estado tratando de hacer circular en medios cartas dirigidas al Presidente Consejero del Instituto Estatal Electoral de Baja California, para que no proceda la solicitud de plebiscito contra el manifiesto de impacto ambiental concedido a la empresa Constellation Brands.

Dirigidas a Clemente Custodio Ramos Mendoza, Presidente Consejero del IEE-BC, los organismos empresariales externan su “. . .preocupación de la solicitud de plebiscito en contra de la declaración en Materia de Impacto Ambiental emitida por la SEMARNAT para la construcción de la planta cervecera. . .”, como lo afirma GRUPO SUMMA en una carta donde esta organización decreta la improcedencia de esta gestión ciudadana.

Los argumentos de los organismos empresariales son (entre otros) que miles de empleos se perderían, la confianza de los inversionistas extranjeros se perdería y Mexicali se vería dañada como destino de inversión extranjera si no se concretara este proyecto de la poderosa transnacional Constellation Brands, que ahora presiona al sector empresarial mexicalense para apoyarla en su obsesión por detener el plebiscito.[:]

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