In an end-of-the-year message, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged that 2020 was a “very difficult year, of suffering from the COVID pandemic,” for which he hoped that 2021 would be a better year for everyone.
“Many lost their lives, our family members, friends, acquaintances and in honor of them we are going to plant this ahuehuete in the National Palace,” said the president.
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“We are also planting this tree thinking about the future, thinking that in 2021 it will be better for all of us, which is what Beatriz and I want with all our hearts.”
The president said that the wishes of a better year are for all people and human beings, “to our adversaries, our friends, to all Mexicans.”
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The researcher and writer Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, who planted the tree, together with the president, said that “those of us who are alive have a great commitment to continue this human task, as a country, as a family, united looking forward, collecting all the good what happened and how are we going to plant this ahuehuete, sowing hope, illusion, and the desire for everyone that they do very well, very, very well ”.