IT SEEMS THAT The pre-call published by the ISSSTE for the comprehensive medical service of clinical analysis laboratories for the triennium 2022-2024, is directed oooo again to the “Cartel de los Supasangre”.

Only two items of 2,500 million pesos each will be awarded on this occasion, and as the rules come, it is addressed to the same ones who have been the beneficiaries of these tenders for years.

The pre-call requirements launched by Luis Antonio Ramírez’s boys establish a capacity for economic resources that certify income from 15% to 19.99% of the value of the offer.

Likewise, a minimum staff of 40 verifiable specialists with a seniority of six months in the company, aspects that subtract points from many medium-sized companies that also want to grow and that also have the capacity to offer this type of services.

It is denoted in advance that this tender is again directed at the famous cartel that has already been sanctioned and fined by the Federal Economic Competition Commission, now chaired by Brenda Gisela Hernández, just a year ago for acts of collusion.

We are talking about Medical Selections by Francisco Pérez Fayad, Falcón by Noé Ramírez, Dicipa by Francisco Pallach, Impromed by José Fernando Chaín, Hemoser by Ignacio Higadera and Centrum by Valentín Campos.

This practice is related to the IMSS, where since June 2018 countless direct awards have been added to a single provider in the Central Laboratory of Epidemiology, which is one of the most interested in that right now in the ISSSTE there is no free participation .

Centrum, one of the six in the cartel, has “won” this contract without going through any bidding procedure or transparent contracting mechanism.

So the chips are moved to resort to the old ways and consolidate in a very clear way in these public health institutes that serve more than 30 million Mexicans.

ON THE PURPOSE OF Social Security, activists Rigoberto Campos and Manuel Valenzuela denounced more contracts by direct award, in this case in the Baja California delegation and the upper part of Sonora and demanded the removal of the owner of that area, Desireé Sagarnaga. The company Reacción Médica del Norte de Chihuahua, beneficiary of a contract of 20 million pesos, is indicated. The problem is that the official worked there, whom they accuse of opacity and acts of corruption in the management of federal resources during the pandemic. The activists also denounced the contract of the company Lira y Hernández for 16 million pesos for the acquisition of toners and even a repair of the bathroom in the office of delegate Sagarnaga for 342 thousand pesos. Zoé Robledo was asked to audit the delegation or request the audit of the Superior Auditor of the Federation. The complaint is made on the eve of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s work tour of Baja California.

THE DECISION OF Plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in the contradiction of thesis 39/2021 that I advanced yesterday that the minister Juan Luis González Alcántara prepares, it is particularly important because it establishes jurisprudence that is mandatory for all judges and magistrates, and even for the rooms of the Court itself. For this reason, a great battle is looming in the constitutional court regarding the country model, health regulation and the type of freedoms. All this is decided by the constitutionality of the precept of the General Law for Tobacco Control. There is also no shortage of people who see in this matter a topic of peculiar interest to Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell, who would be lining up his batteries to position himself in the World Health Organization as a true anti-smoking “Taliban”, anticipating an international career after the disastrous handling of the pandemic.

YESTERDAY THE LAWYERS from Grupo Pochteca appeared at the Financial Intelligence Unit for a legal hearing to hear first-hand the reasons why one of its subsidiaries was added to the Blocked Persons List. The Armando Santacruz consortium is identified by the United States Drug Control Administration as a possible importer of fentanyl precursors, information that was supported with inquiries by the Santiago Nieto and Cisen bloodhounds, commanded by Audomaro Martínez. During the recent visit that the North American delegation made to Mexico, a list of 50 pharmaceutical groups suspected of participating in these illicit activities was left, which will be under the scrutiny of the Mexican side.

NOW IT IS THAT The Secretary of Tourism is acting as an advertiser for Aeromar before the ministries of Guatemala and Honduras. The company took advantage of the need of its pilots, flight attendants and other personnel, from whom it has withheld ISR payments, breached Infonavit quotas, medical expenses insurance and reduced salaries by 30%. Miguel Torruco became the interlocutor of the Zvi Katz airline without knowing the critical financial situation and is promoting a work tour from 24 to 27 of this month to Guatemala and Petén for the Project of Reactivation of the Connectivity of the Maya World between Guatemala , Honduras and southern Mexico, in which the air operator will be, precisely, Katz’s company and directed by Danilo Correa.

FINALLY APPEARED the Secretary of Finance and, as was logical, had to swallow toads before the international community and qualifiers with the electricity counter-reform. During his participation in the Atlantic Council seminar, Rogelio Ramírez de la O joined the charge to praise the initiative of his boss, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and attack the private companies that used the previous scheme. There is no acceptance that the initiative will affect the welfare of the population because it will dislocate public finances, hit the floating index of competitiveness and the economy, and collapse the environment.

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