#President #Andrés #Manuel López #Obrador (AMLO) confirmed that by 2021 there will be an inflation tax increase of 3.3% in the cigarettes, sugary drinks and gasoline (magna, premium and diesel).
“#That is inflation, in real terms there is no increase, it is an adjustment to inflation.”
#During the morning press conference from the #National #Palace, the federal president reiterated that there will be no increase in the price of the tortilla.
AMLO reiterated that during 2020, the #Mexican government had income of 4,087,190 million pesos, 82 thousand million pesos more than in 2019, despite the pandemic.
#He mentioned that only for taxes, during 2020 about 125 thousand million pesos more than in 2019.
“The collection did not fall because the taxpayers helped us, people are paying their contributions, they are helping because they know that no one is stealing money from the budget and there are no longer any privileges. The big corporations did not pay taxes and that ended, there is no longer tax forgiveness and that has helped us a lot ”.
#Furthermore, he said that the peso recovered and was not devalued, #Well, it had a depreciation of more than 25 pesos per dollar and now it is less than 20 pesos per dollar.
#Record in remittances
López #Obrador pointed out that this year there was a record in remittances, which exceeded 40 billion dollars, an increase of 11% compared to last year. #He also indicated that there will be an increase in the minimum wage.
#Three great problems of the country
The president said that there are three major problems currently in the country:
- The pandemic, which presents a light thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine
- #He worsening of the economic situation, derived from the pandemic
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