Street vendors will not be installed this Tuesday in Pátzcuaro
At about 2 in the afternoon on Monday, March 14, merchants from various points of the first square of the city set up their stalls, all through an invitation received from the municipal authorities, since it was said that the On Tuesday, March 15, a UNESCO commission would visit the city as part of the procedure for Pátzcuaro to be named a World Heritage City.
In this regard, the municipal president of Pátzcuaro, Julio Arreola, indicated that for the time being there will be a visit from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), to advance a project to restore batteries and pillars in the municipality, for which the street vendors will not settle; Meanwhile, they will continue with the procedures for the appointment of Pátzcuaro as a Cultural Heritage City.
When questioning the concern of some merchants for wanting to remove them from their workplaces under the pretext of this visit, the president pointed out: “they will not be removed, we are not that kind of people who cheat, we have a market project and they will always be taken into account”, when referring to the merchants.
The mayor added that in the month of April, once Holy Week is over, the renovation of Primera de Libertad Street will begin, a work that will last approximately two months, and for that they are already talking to the merchants to look for relocation options while work is in progress.
While Gregorio Valencia Robles, from the Vasco de Quiroga merchants’ organization, said that there are two years of the pandemic, “we can organize ourselves, not remove ourselves.” He added that you have to think based on the fact that people have the need to work, for him, this may be so that they want to remove merchants, and added: “the president must be prudent in this pandemic since while he wants to remove to some merchants, they continue to give more permission for the interior of the squares ».
Finally, Rafael Flores Castillo, leader of the Alfredo Nateras merchant organization, commented that it would be in front of the Market Esplanade, the Vasco de Quiroga and Gertrudis Bocanegra squares, as well as the area of the Basilica, the stalls that would be withdrawing for the time being. , for which he commented that it is about “supporting each other” and added that everything that is for the benefit of the citizenry is supported, since they are even preparing to leave Libertad Street free, after the Holy Week celebrations.
457 death anniversary of Vasco de Quiroga
The 457th death anniversary of Vasco de Quiroga, the first bishop of Michoacán, was commemorated in the Plaza that bears his name, with the assistance of state and municipal officials, as well as students from various educational institutions, this Monday, March 14, shortly after 11 in the morning.
José Manuel Martínez Aguilar, in charge of giving the official speech, highlighted the humanism of “Tata Vasco” over three decades in the new Spain; as well as the creation of the Hospital Towns for the benefit of the natives.
He was also “ahead of his time” since he was in charge of founding the Colegio de San Nicolás, today the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, as well as the Basilica, which was initially considered a great cathedral, for mention some social and economic works.
“His vision was to create a new Christian and prosperous society,” said Martínez Aguilar, noting that Vasco de Quiroga continues to be a source of inspiration for all of us to build a better society; currently the remains of the First Bishop rest in the Basilica of the Virgen de la Salud.
Once the delivery of the floral offering was made, the authorities moved to the Mausoleum where the remains of Vasco de Quiroga rest to mount the honor guard, this in the Basilica of Pátzcuaro.
The event was attended by Cristina Portillo Ayala, Director of Telebachillerato de Michoacán on behalf of Governor Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla; Gilberto Alejandro Bribiesca Vázquez, Magistrate of the Court of Justice; Adriana Hernández, President of the Local Congress; Macarena Chávez, Federal Deputy; Samanta Flores, Local Deputy; and Julio Arreola, Municipal President of Pátzcuaro.