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  • Judi Lynn (12570 posts)
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    Mexico's new president throws down gauntlet to oil majors

    DECEMBER 5, 2018 / 1:57 PM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO
    Mexico’s new president throws down gauntlet to oil majors
    Frank Jack Daniel, David Alire Garcia
    5 MIN READ

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Wednesday he would not cancel contracts issued to foreign and national oil companies by his predecessor but challenged them to pump oil quickly or no further oil fields would be offered.

    Lopez Obrador took office on Saturday, promising to increase the government’s role in the energy industry and roll back what he described as a 36-year neo-liberal era in which successive governments gradually opened up the economy.

    During the election campaign, he pledged to review the contracts issued under a landmark energy reform for any signs of corruption. He and his team have not said they have uncovered any wrongdoing in the contracts already awarded.

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    How Lopez Obrador handles the energy industry will be one of the biggest challenges of his six-year term. He has promised to raise oil production from historic lows but has not fully clarified how, beyond promising more investment in the public sector.

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  • Ohio Barbarian (13443 posts)
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    1. Expectations are so high for AMLO that things could get bad very

    quickly if the Mexican and American kleptocracies succeed in thwarting his reforms. Either they take their medicine or they may well face a Third Mexican Revolution.

    No man ought to stay poor so another man can get rich. --Newton Knight
  • mmonk (4155 posts)
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    2. We need to move away from fossil fuels.

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