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Candelaria Beatriz López Obrador, sister of the current president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, died this Wednesday, November 18 at the age of 56, at 5:30 a.m., reported presidential sources.
The president’s sister would have died of a cardiac arrest, at his private home located in the Don Ventura subdivision, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, according to government sources.
The last time he was seen in public was July 3, 2018, two days after his brother won the presidential election that year.
Candelaria López Obrador visited the tent that day, of the then president-elect, located at Calle de Chihuahua number 216, Colonia Roma, in Mexico City. He traveled from Chiapas to the capital to congratulate his brother on the victory.
“How does it feel to be hugged and greeted by the virtual winner of the presidential election?” A reporter asked her that day. “He is my brother and very happy, very happy, I am proud that he governs this country, because he is the most honest person there is ”, López Obrador’s sister responded.
The president’s sister was the twin of Martín López Obrador, she was the only woman among the López Obrador brothers. She studied to be a teacher and never participated in politics. The other siblings are Pio, José Ramiro, and Pedro Arturo.
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The bench of senators of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA), sent their condolences through social networks to the Mexican president.
“We send our deepest condolences to President Andrés Manuel @lopezobrador_ and to his relatives, for the recent death of his sister, Mrs. Candelaria Beatriz López Obrador. Senators Morena (@MorenaSenadores) November 18, 2020 ”.
Almost to finish his conference, López Obrador asked reporters to leave the remaining questions for tomorrow, after almost two hours of reporting on the Cienfuegos Case.
“I’m going to go out right here in the city and then I have to go back, but I have little time now”said the president.
Without specifying, The president explained that he was requesting the above because he had to leave the National Palace on a matter, It is speculated that it may be something related to the death of his sister.
According to local media, the sister, a resident of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of the southeastern state of Chiapas, died around 5.30 local time (11.30 GMT) of cardiac arrest.
After his press conference, the president went to the Military Hospital in Mexico City, where his sister was transferred urgently, according to the source.
Photo: Presidency of Mexico.
After the 10:30 am, led the start of the new labor model in the Patio de Honor of the National Palace.
Also the former president Felipe Calderón expressed his condolences through Twitter.
“My condolences to the President @lopezobrador_ for the death of his sister Candelaria Beatriz. Rest in peace”, wrote on the social network.
The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, also lamented the death of Candelaria López Obrador.
“I deeply regret the death of Candelaria Beatriz López Obrador,” Cande “as we who had the pleasure of treating her called her. A solidarity hug to our President, family and friends. Rest in peace, ”he wrote.
Mario Delgado, president of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), the president’s party, wrote: “I am very sorry for the death of Candelaria Beatriz López Obrador, sister of our President López Obrador. My condolences and deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace”he said on Twitter
For the moment, López Obrador has not taken a public position on the death of his sister Candy, as her relatives called her.
Born 67 years ago in Macuspana, in the southeastern state of Tabasco, the president of Mexico is the oldest of seven siblings.
According to specialized portals, Candelaria Beatriz studied to be a teacher. At the end of 2012, it was announced that his daughter Jade Judith – the result of her relationship with a coffee businessman – lost her life in a traffic accident.
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