The controversy over the arrival of the Venezuelan ship Sandino to Mexico


Means of communication in Mexico argued about the shipment: some assured that it was gasoline, while others reported that their stay was due to some repairs.

Last Wednesday, the Sandino ship arrived at the port of Veracruz with an alleged gasoline shipment that sailed on March 6 from the western part of Venezuela, where the refinery belonging to Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) called Amuay Refining Complex is located.

However, hours later Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) denied transporting fuel, claiming that it arrived in Mexico to undergo repair work . The federal company showed the official logs that indicate that the ship sailed from a port of the South American country to the port of Coatzacalcos.

“This vessel has no relationship with Petróleos Mexicanos,” a source told the state’s productive company El Universal .

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For its part, the newspaper Excélsior published this oil tanker named after Sandino in honor of the Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto César Sandino, arrived in Mexico loaded with gasoline.

The arrival of Sandino to Veracruz surprised because it was two months after the sanctions that the United States imposed on the Venezuelan dictatorship for sending fuel to other countries and because Mexico has not allowed the import of gasoline from that nation.  On paper, Venezuela should not have allowed the ship to leave for Aztec territory, otherwise it could have problems with the Donal Trump government .

Another reason why the arrival of this ship was defined as unusual is because it arrived two months after the situation of fuel shortages  that were experienced in the country after the government of Andrés Manuel López decided to fight the “huachicoleo” .

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One of the versions is that Sandino’s late disembarkation in the port of Coatzacoalcos is a consequence of the decision that was made in January when gasoline pipelines were closed as part of Lopez Obrador’s actions to end the ” huachicoleo “ . In those days there were ships coming from Italy, the United States, South Korea and other places that had not been able to discharge fuel for weeks due to the closing of the pipelines.

Currently, it is impossible to know publicly what is the cargo and the tonnage that each vessel brings because the port administrations’ logs that are in charge of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), only provide the name of the vessel. the boats, their origin and destination, the date of arrival and their status in the port.

Source: infobae, el universal

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