Rebeca Peralta Mariñelarena, former official in the government of Evo Morales, is the person with whom the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion maintains a relationship, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, according to information from the portal Cradle of Crickets.
It was in October that the relationship between the two was made public, when images of both were released in a restaurant in the Roma neighborhood, in Mexico City, which generated one of the first criticisms for the public official.
Rebeca Peralta has a degree in Latin American Studies by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) She also has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and defines herself, as indicated on her Twitter profile, as Mexican-Bolivian.
She was coordinator of the working group “Geopolitics, regional integration, and world system” of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (Clacso), she also served as a teacher at the Simón Bolívar Andean UniversityIn Bolivia, the same nation served as general director of planning of the Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy (2016-2019).
López-Gatell’s previous relationship was with Arantxa Colchero, with whom he was married for two decades and she reported through a letter addressed to the magazine Emeequis; On April 25, he was two years old who had separated from the Undersecretary of Health.
Controversy over his visit to Oaxaca
The public official explained that his trip to Oaxaca was about a Family visit, with whom he lived in a private home during the end of the year festivities, and emphasized that he had nothing to hide.
The undersecretary’s images were disseminated on social networks on January 3, and in which he is in a restaurant in Zipolite, one of the details that was pointed out is that does not use a mask.
In this regard, the Undersecretary of Health specified in the afternoon conference on January 4 that a narrative was generated regarding their visit to the tourist destination and was taken out of context.
“For example, the mask on the plane, when I was talking on the phone with Dr. Ruy López Ridaura to give him instructions on the preparations for the vaccination, he did not listen to me and I had to lower the mask and, at the moment, I I lower it, the photographs, then, now is wanting to take out of context”, He specified.
In the case of his stay at the restaurant, he clarified that he followed the healthy distance measures, a request that has been made to the rest of the population in recent months in which it has faced the current health contingency.
López-Gatell Ramírez insisted that with the six diners with whom he shared the table at the restaurant in Zipolite, the healthy distance measures were respected. “I arrived with a copper mouth. It’s taking things out of context”.
Regarding what happened on the first weekend of the year, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador indicated in his morning conference on Monday, January 4, that the official has worked a lot. “He has been fully fulfilling his responsibility, he is a good public servant, a professional, that’s what I can comment on ”.
A different different position manifested Claudia Sheinbaum, Head of Government of Mexico City, who responded in this regard that “everyone is responsible for saying and doing. In my particular case, in the case of the whole team, being the situation as it is, we could not in any way take a break. “
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