2020 annual summary in which Sinaloa was shaken and dealt with one of the most difficult years in its history

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There were 366 days of uninterrupted information that Sinaloans lived with a pandemic that shook stability, security and health; But what other events impacted Sinaloa?

Sinaloa.- A difficult year for Mexicans and Sinaloa, represented 2020; A growing pandemic, deaths for this reason, violence that did not go away and a bankrupt economy, marked the history of the world in a leap year.

Línea Directa presents the 2020 annual summary, in which Sinaloa was shaken and dealt with one of the most difficult years in its history.

JANUARY

Sinaloa.- A difficult year for Mexicans and Sinaloa, represented 2020; A growing pandemic, deaths for this reason, violence that did not go away and a bankrupt economy, marked the history of the world in a leap year.

Línea Directa presents the 2020 annual summary, in which Sinaloa was shaken and dealt with one of the most difficult years in its history.

JANUARY

  • In police matters, Sinaloa was the focus of attention during January, since in an operation carried out by elements of the Secretariat of the Navy, the arrest of Ismael Quintero , Rafael Caro Quintero’s nephew , was achieved .
Army operations in Sinaloa during 2020.
Army operations in Sinaloa during January 2020.

FEBRUARY

  • A scandal occurred in February between the educational community of the UAS and other institutions, which denounced teachers and other authorities in the so-called “harassment lines”. Names and surnames of well-known professors were revealed, as well as the messages, many of a sexual nature, that they supposedly sent to their students.

MARCH

AMLO Say hello to Mrs. Consuelo, mother of Joaquín Guzmán El Chapo
  • IMSS right holders lived moments of terror after registering a shooting both inside and outside their facilities. The facts in Culiacán.
  • The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, visited the state of Sinaloa again; carried out a work tour to supervise the Badiraguato-Guadalupe y Calvo highway on the border of Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua.
  • But far from shining the event, what stood out was AMLO’s approach to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s mother  Mrs. Consuelo Loera, which generated great international controversy.
  • Conflicting reactions generated by Ahome police officers when they went out in special suits and masks, this as a measure to promote health measures for COVID-19; in the end, they never used such equipment.
  • March marked the beginning of the economic collapse derived from the pandemic for tourism; Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel announced, prior to Easter , the temporary closure of hotels and spas to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

APRIL

  • The loneliness in the streets, the closure of schools, clubs and shops was established in April due to the coronavirus; the alert was extended and the first deaths were registered .
Empty streets in Sinaloa after learning about the health measures for COVID-19
Empty streets in Sinaloa after learning about the health measures for COVID-19

MAY

  • José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, known as “El Chino Ántrax”, was assassinated along with two other people; his body was found inside a luxurious truck, in the vicinity of the town of Ayuné.

JUNE

  • The voices that lamented the irresponsibility and disobedience of citizens spread throughout Sinaloa; One of the most notorious cases was that of Navolato, an area in which at least 8 thousand people violated the restrictions due to COVID-19, when they went to enjoy the beaches of Altata.
  • But with the announcement of the opening to the sale of alcohol, tourism, and non-essential activities, things changed; Sinaloans began the process of opening businesses and other popular centers, such as restaurants, cinemas, shopping malls and parks, under health protocols that establish specific hours and health actions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • But not everything was COVID-19; The Mazatlán FC soccer team was a reality for the state of Sinaloa with a view to the 2020 Opening Tournament of the MX League, with former national team Juan Francisco Palencia as head coach .
Operational on beaches to avoid crowds and prevent COVID-19 infections.
Operational on beaches to avoid crowds and prevent COVID-19 infections.

JULY

  • Measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic again tightened; It was in Culiacán where the population was practically forced to wear face masks at the risk of being punished and even arrested.
Many tourists were worth the provisions and filled the beaches despite the risk of COVID-19.
Many tourists were worth the provisions and filled the beaches despite the risk of COVID-19.

AUGUST

  • One more visit by the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to Sinaloa and again the scandal; now it was for the greeting and photo with the singer of corridos “El Komander”, which put the president in the trend and criticism of the nation.
  • At home, with a healthy distance and with parents as the main collaborators, the 2020-2021 school year began; thus, students and teachers returned to online classes to avoid coronavirus infections.
  • Great regret generated the death of the renowned doctor Dalia Gabriela Sosa Atondo due to COVID-19. She was pregnant and fortunately, the baby managed to save her life. 
  • In view of the disagreement with the date established by the lifting of the shrimp ban for September 26,  fishermen from Topolobampo joined the call to go out earlier in search of the crustacean on September 4, with or without the permission of the Fisheries authorities. . 
The souvenir photo of AMLO and the Komander in Sinaloa.
The souvenir photo of AMLO and the Komander in Sinaloa.

SEPTEMBER

  • Restlessness took hold of the “culichis”, who once again felt closely the terrifying sound of the firearms, as a group of subjects carried out a series of detonations in the Tres Ríos sector of Culiacán, “overtaking” the 15th of September in the capital of the state of Sinaloa.
Fishermen from Sinaloa came out with faith for the new season.
Fishermen from Sinaloa came out with faith for the new season.

OCTOBER

  • Victim of COVID-19 and after being recontacted, the mayor of Salvador Alvarado, Carlo Mario Ortiz Sánchez , passed away  . His wife Pier Angely Camacho, took the vacancy left by her husband in the municipal presidency.
Pierre Angely Camacho at her inauguration as mayor of Salvador Alvarado after the death of her husband Carlo Mario Ortiz.
Pierre Angely Camacho at her inauguration as mayor of Salvador Alvarado after the death of her husband Carlo Mario Ortiz.

NOVEMBER 2020

  • In the tenth edition of Buen Fin, in Sinaloa the goal was reached with 2 thousand 950 million pesos; In this edition, El Buen Fin lasted 12 days, which favored to support more families in their economy who were able to advance the purchase in the last straight of the year. 
  • Just on the International Day of the Fight against Violence against Women, a femicide marred the date in Sinaloa with the murder of an employee of a self-service store in Mazatlán. Abril was deprived of her life by a man when he attacked her with a knife; the aggressor was arrested.
  • The cleaning of protesters at the collection booths in Sinaloa came with the National Guard and other security institutions; Six booths were intervened.
  • Sinaloa remembered a great one who left in this year 2020; Diego Armando Maradona’s death did not go unnoticed by the entity, where he was coach of the Dorados team.
El Buen Fin arrived in Sinaloa with an important collection in 2020.
El Buen Fin arrived in Sinaloa with an important collection in 2020.

DECEMBER 2020

  • The cycling was tinged with mourning in Los Mochis to being rammed a group of cyclists by the road Mochis-Topolobampo. In the events, a coach died and one of the cyclists was injured. The event outraged society because the responsible driver was released due to the prevailing criminal system. In the end, the athletes got together and installed a white bicycle in the place where the accident occurred, as a sign of protest and justice for this fact.
  • 300 days after the first detected case of COVID-19 in Sinaloa, the Secretary of Health, Efrén Encinas Torres, explained that the public should not relax prevention measures because the pandemic has not ended. He indicated that although the Pfizer vaccine has already arrived in Mexico, it is expected that the first ones will also arrive in the state of Sinaloa in the following days.
  • Victim of COVID-19, the former Secretary of Health of Sinaloa, Ernesto Echeverría Aispuro , passed away . The former official of the Mario López Valdez administration had been hospitalized for weeks in a private hospital in the city of Culiacán. Echeverría Aispuro was also Undersecretary of Health during the administration of then-Governor Jesús Aguilar Padilla; his specialty was Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Until December 28, Sinaloa counted 26,185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a total of 4,189 deaths; The recommendation of the health sector is to continue to prevent, since until the vaccine reaches the entity, it will be possible to speak of an accurate cure against the pandemic.

A year that put all Mexicans in check, 2020 is gone, but 2021 arrives with the seasoning of an electoral process, the uncertainty of the pandemic, but with the hope of Mexicans of a less difficult period and of greater benefits.

Source: lineadirectaportal.com

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