Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mentioned on Monday he’ll create a “Robin Hood” institute to return to the individuals the ill-gotten wealth seized from corrupt politicians and gangsters.
His administration is drawing up a invoice to create an impartial “Robin Hood” institute “towards the corrupt” that will put confiscated items resembling actual property, jewellery and vehicles into the general public’s palms, the president informed reporters.
“Let’s shortly return every part to the those who’s been stolen,” he mentioned at his common morning information convention.
For instance, the institute may assign seized houses to municipalities for colleges, hospitals or aged care facilities, he mentioned. Belongings seized by the federal government are likely to have been ransacked or require costly repairs, he famous.
He didn’t estimate the worth of the property, or supply particulars on how they might be given again to the individuals.
Since taking workplace in December, veteran leftist Lopez Obrador has rolled out a string of welfare packages for the poor and the aged, minimize salaries for prime civil servants and says he’s saving public cash by eliminating corruption.
Lopez Obrador has shunned the customarily luxurious trappings of Mexico’s rich elites, selecting to fly coach and drive via the capital in a white Volkswagen Jetta.
Instantly upon taking workplace, he turned over the presidential palace to the general public and put his predecessor’s official airplane up on the market.