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Crime forces Coke Femsa to end operations in Mexican town

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa (KOFL.MX), the world's largest Coke bottler, said on Friday it had decided to indefinitely shut down operations in a town in southwestern Mexico after being crippled by violence and organised crime. The firm, a joint venture between Fomento Economico

CNBC - 2018-03-23 21:57:57

Leading Mexican Presidential Candidate Threatens to Disrupt Energy Reform

A demand to halt the government energy reform in its tracks by the politician who leads opinion polls for Mexico's upcoming presidential election has whipped up a hornets' nest in the nation's politics. President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration has long promised to keep up the pace of reform w

NATURALGASINTEL.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Mexican president defends energy reform from leftist's attacks

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gestures as he delivers a speech during the 80th anniversary of the expropriation of Mexico's oil industry in Mexico City Thomson Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president on Thursday defended his decision to open the energy sector against attacks from

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-03-23 06:43:00

The U.S.-Mexico Relationship Has Survived and Thrived Under Trump

President Donald Trump has incurred criticism for what many have charged is his systematic undermining of the U.S. relationship with Mexico, one of the most important the United States has with any country. During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and through his first year in office, Trump repeat

YAHOO! - 2018-03-22 21:51:43

Mexican presidential front-runner would review oil contracts

Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he would review dozens of concessionary contracts signed under the country's energy sector reform if elected to office. In a round table talk with the Milenio television station aired late Wednesday, the leftist candidate said he w

ABC NEWS - 2018-03-22 18:29:00

Waterboarding is torture, not a negotiating technique: Letter

I think I have figured out why our president fired the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director. It is because both the president and Mr. Pompeo are fans of the torture called waterboarding. Waterboarding is classified as an interrogation technique


Mexico leftist presidential candidate says may roll back energy reform if elected

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist front-runner in Mexico's presidential race said on Wednesday that if elected he would consider passing laws to roll back the opening up of the country's oil and gas sector, the centrepiece of the current government's economic agenda. Leftist front-runner Andres M


Mexican president congratulates Putin on election win

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sent a letter of congratulations Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection. The Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said in a press release that Pena Nieto "wished success to President Putin in his fourth mandate and expressed trust that M


The Drug War Debate Reshapes Mexican Politics

Colombia's peace pact was historic - and Mexico has thrice as many people. Mexico When Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador of the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) proposed amnesty for cartels in December to end the country's drug war, he drew sharp criticism fro


G.I.D.C : Three Months to the Elections in Mexico. What Kind of Economy Will Outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto Leave Behind?

A series of economic and social reforms carried out by the administration in the last six years have succeeded in strengthening the Mexican economy and in attracting many companies and investors into the Latin American country, which is expected, according to estimates, to become one of the ten stro


Mexico leftist says he would try to halt energy auctions if he wins election

Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador wants Mexico to become more reliant on its own oil. Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador is the favourite to become the next President of Mexico. (Reuters pic) MEXICO CITY: Mexico's leftist presidential front-runner said on Sunday that if he wins the July election, he will ask Presi


Mexico's AMLO Says He Would Ask Pena to Halt New Oil Contracts

Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said if he wins the election in July, he will ask President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop awarding all new private oil contracts. The candidate said he would ask Pena Nieto to stop auctions of new oil blocks and reiterated his promise to review


Mexico's governing party pick registers for presidential poll

Mexico City (AFP) - Jose Antonio Meade formally registered Sunday as the Mexican governing party's presidential candidate, promising to end the immunity that has long shielded corrupt officials from prosecution. "To the Mexican people, who are angry about corruption, we are committed to leading an h


Mexican election front-runner offers referendums, could end term early

1/3 SLIDES REUTERS/Henry Romero 2/3 SLIDES REUTERS/Henry Romero 3/3 SLIDES REUTERS/Henry Romero Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he will hold a referendum on his performance every two years if he wins election in July, and would cut his six-year term sh


Mexican presidential front-runner 'AMLO' registers candidacy

Mexico City (AFP) - The fiery leftist leading the race to be Mexico's next president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, officially registered his candidacy Friday, vowing a "transformation" in the country. In his third bid for the presidency, the candidate known as "AMLO" is riding a wave of discontent w


Mexico advances on extraditing former governor to US

Mexican authorities have informed the former governor of a state bordering Texas that they have accepted a U.S. request to extradite him to the United States to face money laundering charges. The Foreign Relations ministry says it informed Eugenio Hernandez of the decision Friday. Hernandez serve


Mexico lower house names anti-graft auditor in criticized process

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In a widely criticized selection process, Mexico's lower house of Congress on Thursday picked David Rogelio Colmenares, an economist, to head the Federal Audit Office (ASF), a key position in the battle against political corruption. Non-governmental organizations and anti-co


Calls for probe of Mexico state pension fund investment after Reuters report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of a Mexican congressional committee on Tuesday called for an investigation of an investment by state workers' pension fund PensionIssste, after Reuters reported it spent millions on shares in a company spiraling toward bankruptcy. PensionIssste spent around 400 mil


Ex-Mexican Prosecutor Says He Was Fired to Stymie Corruption Probe

Another Trump attorney involved in Stormy Daniels case MEXICO CITY-The bribery scandal around Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has led to criminal charges against former presidents in Brazil and Peru. But in Mexico it has brought about a different outcome: the firing of the prosecutor looking


Tamaulipas oil treasure - Brownsville Herald: Letters To The Editor

Most of President Enrique Pena Nieto's oil reform so far has been focused on offshore exploration. However, the latest action in the oil patch is onshore, which is much cheaper and produces far quicker results. This means countless smaller oil companies can participate, as expensive offshore explora