In a recent press conference, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly voiced his excitement for the forthcoming 'Guadalupe-Reyes' marathon. This long-standing tradition marks a series of holidays beginning from the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th, culminating in Epiphany on January 6th.
Festive Spirit in Mexico City
Lopez Obrador drew attention to the vibrant holiday atmosphere that has enveloped the streets of Mexico City's Historic Center. As the festive season kicks off, the city has come alive with people engaging in Christmas shopping and soaking up the holiday spirit. The president highlighted the joy of the people as they flock to the Zocalo and commercial centers to marvel at the dazzling holiday lights.
Emphasis on People's Happiness
Mexican head of state emphasized that the most important aspect of the season is the happiness of the people. His remarks echo a positive sentiment about the nation's mood as the holiday period begins, painting a picture of a country united in festive cheer. This is a refreshing change from the usual political discourse, offering a glimpse into the cultural traditions that bind the nation together.
US Imposes Sanctions Amidst Festive Season
In a parallel development, the United States is levying sanctions on 15 Mexican individuals accused of involvement in importing the deadly drug, fentanyl, into the country. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen lauded Mexican authorities for being 'increasingly helpful' in tracing financial flows linked to the illegal drug. The sanctions target 15 individuals and two entities connected to the Beltran Leyva Organization cartel, in an effort to disrupt the supply of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid. This move by the US is indicative of the ongoing battle against drug trafficking, even amidst the festive season.