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Meade's driver

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Meade's driver

Yesterday at the meeting of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) women from the State of Mexico, José Antonio Meade took his own driver: his wife, Juana. Both arrived, she behind the wheel, in the family's SUV. According to the team of the Minister of the Treasury, he has used his own resources to attend the PRI events he has been invited to in the past few weeks. Was she also his bodyguard? Because several of the thousand women who attended the Ninth Session of the National School for PRI women got close to the presidential candidate nominee to take a selfie.

Attorneys will pamper Cervantes

After being in the eye of the storm and see his aspirations frustrated as the head of Mexico's Office of the Attorney General (PGR), the former Attorney General, Raúl Cervantes, will be pampered by his predecessors. We've been told that unanimously at the National Conference on Law Enforcement, which held ordinary meetings in Mexico City in previous days, has agreed to grant the lawyer an acknowledgment for his “leadership and for promoting a new national model for law enforcement.” It seems all the state attorneys of the 32 states of Mexico were touched by the results of the National Enquiry on the Law Enforcement Model encouraged by Cervantes...according to which there is a “serious crisis” in the work they're performing.

Demonstrations, the PT's reply

The national leadership of the Labour Party (PT) is organizing a demonstration to pressure the federal government to clarify the investigations against several leaders, among them, the wife of Alberto Anaya, María Guadalupe, for the alleged illegal handling of public resources. We're told Mr. Alberto has gathered his forces in the center of Monterrey for this Monday's afternoon to march the streets of this city.

PEMEX in the top ten

PEMEX – Mexico's state-owned oil company – has joined the 10 largest oil companies in the world to define this weekend in London several actions against climate change. José Antontio González has registered the Mexican company in the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which launched parallel to the Paris Agreement in 2015. Joining PEMEX will be England's British Petroleum, Spain's Repsol, China's CNPC, Dutch company Royal Dutch Shell, Italy's ENI, Saudi Arabia's Aramco, Norway's Statoil, India's Reliance Industries Ltd, and France's Total SA.


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