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Mexican president promises to return 'stolen' wealth to the people

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he will create a "Robin Hood" institute to return to the people the ill-gotten wealth seized from corrupt politicians and gangsters.

His administration is drawing up a bill to create an independent "Robin Hood" institute "against the corrupt" that would put confiscated goods such as real estate, jewelry and cars into the public's hands, the president told reporters.

"Let's quickly return everything to the people that's been stolen," he said at his regular morning news conference.

For example, the institute could assign seized homes to municipalities for schools, hospitals or elderly care centers, he said. Assets seized by the government tend to have been ransacked or require expensive upkeep, he noted.

He did not estimate the value of the assets, or offer details on how they would be given back to the people. Since taking office in December, veteran leftist Lopez Obrador has rolled out a string of welfare programs for the poor and the elderly, cut salaries for top civil servants and says he is saving public money by eliminating corruption.

Lopez Obrador has shunned the often luxurious trappings of Mexico's wealthy elites, choosing to fly coach and drive through the capital in a white Volkswagen Jetta.

Immediately upon taking office, he turned over the presidential palace to the public and put his predecessor's official plane up for sale.

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+1 #1 Lakwena 2019-04-16 12:35
Thanks Your Excellency, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The problem of Mexico and especially Africa is the dishonesty and avarice of politicians.

In other words, honesty is the only solution left to deal with unemployment, poverty, inhumanity and related immigration. It is high time all the ill gotten wealth are confiscated and return to the people.`
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+1 #2 Kelly 2019-04-16 14:55
Wait a second. I see Ofwono Opondo (in Luo I am told it means Ofwono is hidden) or a certain Yusuf Kirunda “the special communications assistant to the chairman of NRM” abbreviated as “SACON” (almost close to the word SATAN) will come bleating certain things like “Mexico and Uganda have different history….”

Etc to justify the opulence of this once adopted son of a prominent and an honest DP Chairman. If only the Ofwonos know what will befall them when the hour of reckoning comes!
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0 #3 WADADA roger 2019-04-16 17:53
Wow, wow, how much is it to hire this guy to come to Uganda, i promise to pay all his bills so long as he accepts to be President of Uganda, otherwise, the drug lords wont spare his life
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