[:en]“I will come back to Baja California to evaluate the Free Zone Decree”: AMLO in Tijuana[:es]“Volveré en tres meses a evaluación del Decreto de Zona Libre”: AMLO in Tijuana[:]

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ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

During his visit to Tijuana, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed his support to Governor Kiko Vega, “despite ideological differences we must work together”, he promised to be back in three months to make an evaluation of the tax benefits of the Free Zone Decree and said that Baja California entrepreneurs and businessmen have “social dimension” and understand the need of new labor policies.

López Obrador said that businessmen and companies from southern Mexico didn’t like the Free Zone Decree and he assured that there will be no fake invoices nor any other abuse of the decree{s benefits which will detonate economic growth from 3 to 5 or 6% all over the border with the USA, he also said his administration will continue fighting fuel robbery in PEMEX, “. . . so much for the crooked state” and “. . . don´t arm wrestle with us. . . “ were two of his statements and then he assured than in the last few days the fuel theft figures went from one thousand 100 tanker trucks to only thirty six and it had been going on since President Fox administration.

Governor Francisco Vega was explicit when he asked for a proportional growth in the State 2019 budget to lever the investment in education at a 37%, which is the National median, he also recalled that Baja California is 5th place in job creation in Mexico and that he will be looking forward to reviewing the decree in three months’ time.[:es]

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

En su visita a Tijuana, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador manifestó su apoyo al Gobernador Francisco Kiko Vega, “a pesar de las diferencias ideológicas lo importante es trabajar juntos”, prometió volver en tres meses para evaluar los estímulos fiscales del decreto de Zona Libre en el Estado, subrayó que el sector empresarial de Baja California tiene “dimensión social” y comprenden la necesidad de nuevas políticas laborales.

López Obrador dijo que empresarios del Sur no recibieron bien el decreto de Zona Libre y aseguró que no permitirá facturación falsa ni corrupción, que el combate a la venta ilegal de combustibles continuará . . . “no jueguen a las vencidas. . .”, dijo y aseguró que “se acabó el estado chueco”, el problema está documentado y existe desde tiempos de Vicente Fox, el robo de combustible bajó de mil 100 pipas diarias a 36, aseguró López Obrador.

El Gobernador Francisco Vega fue muy claro en su petición de un incremento proporcional en el presupuesto para Baja California, que permita colocar la inversión educativa en la media nacional que es del 37% anual, recordando que Baja California ocupa el 5º lugar nacional en generación de empleo y resaltó la importancia de una revisión trimestral del Decreto.[:]

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