President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recognized the Federal Electricity Commission for accepting the use of a false document as proof of the fire that was one of the causes of the blackout that affected more than 10 million users in the country.
In his morning conference, the president downplayed the use of the apocryphal letter and insisted that the opposition made too much publicity on the issue.
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“I think it is good to recognize that a mistake was made or more than that, that an event has been invented, an incident, so that the Federal Commission continues to carry out the investigation and that the causes are known,” he declared.
López Obrador said he is sure that a blackout of such magnitude will not be repeated and recognized the work done by the CFE staff.
“Those who bet on the privatization of the Commission are those who want the electricity system to fail constantly, that’s why there was so much publicity about this case and also those who bet that it will go badly for us as a government,” he added.
The president said that despite the attacks, his government has the ability to rectify and tell the truth.
“Now it is up to the Federal Commission to clarify if it was not what they argued at first because this document is apocryphal, then give the explanation, what caused the blackout,” he said.
This Tuesday the CFE, in a press conference, accepted the use of a false letter, supposedly issued by the Tamaulipas Civil Protection.
The Commission assured that it is investigating the origin of the document with the personnel involved in its handling.
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The letter in question, letterhead by PC from Tamaulipas, was presented by the CFE on December 29 as proof of a fire that started in a pasture in Padilla, Tamaulipas.
This fire would have been one of the causes of the blackout.
Days later, PC from Tamaulipas ignored the letter and, through the state government, filed a complaint with the FGR for the use of the apocryphal document.