Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blame for the Hermosillo Fire

The investigative commission of the Supreme Court published its conclusions on the fire that killed 49 toddlers last year at the ABC day-care center in Hermosillo. It placed responsibility for the woefully unsafe conditions on the shoulders of Eduardo Bours (the former governor of Sonora), Juan Molinar (the IMSS boss), and Ernesto Gándara (the former mayor of Hermosillo). The report says that although it has long been standard practice for IMSS to award day-care contracts, it has no legal faculty to do so. It also reported that only 0.3 percent of day-care centers "fulfill the requirements" necessary for their operation, a truly staggering number.

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