Urgent message for AMLO, Meade, Anaya & Zavala

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Urgent message for AMLO, Meade, Anaya & Zavala
Gustavo de Hoyos, president of the COPARMEX - File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
03/04/2018
10:07
Mexico City
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Urgent message for AMLO, Meade, Anaya & Zavala

Like in all electoral contests, and mainly the presidential elections, businesspeople in Mexico have an urgent message for the candidates of the Mexican Republic. Since mid-March, the Business Coordinating Council, led by Juan Pablo Castañón, asked the candidates running for President to detail their economic model proposals and their intended commitments with rule of law – a legal certainty for investments. Now, the Employer Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX), led by Gustavo de Hoyos, has published a manifesto of seven items so political parties and candidates (Andrés Manuel López Obrador, José Antonio Meade, Ricardo Anaya, and Margarita Zavala) commit themselves to employment, healthy finances, security, rule of law, fight against corruption, education, regional development, and inclusion. “How will they do it, with whom, with what, and when?” are the questions of the employers.

AMLO analyzes energy project in India

Our sources say that Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants Mexico to be like India, at least regarding the energy industry. Before launching his campaign, we were told that Mr. Andrés traveled to India to visit the world's largest refinery and devise a proposal to build something similar in Mexico, so the country can become self-sufficient in fuel production within the next three years. As you can see, the proposal to backtrack the energy reform is quite serious here.

Cordero turns off alternative media

If for some reason your plans for today included attending the First Forum on Alternative and Radio Television in the Senate, then you'd better stay home because, according to our sources, the head of the Upper Chamber, Ernesto Cordero, decided to cancel the reunion – which had been announced several weeks in advance. We're told that the main organizer, Senator Marlon Berlanga, of the MORENA-PT alliance, just learned the news himself yesterday, and from a third party. Since no reason was given for the cancellation, those close to Senator Berlanga consider that perhaps the fact that among all the media participating in the event was RadioAMLO, an alternative station which broadcasts information about the project led by “you-know-who” and whose program is not of the liking of the Senate, allegedly.

Flight of PAN members continue

Last February 10, in this column, we told you that the conservative National Action Party (PAN) was about to leave Federal Deputy Brenda Vázquez out of the plurinominal lists to Senator for being pregnant. Our sources say that this Monday, the legislator – who presides the commission on attacks against journalists in the Lower Chamber – resigned to the PAN after being a member for 14 years. The Federal Deputy accused the political party of political violence several times yet she wasn't given a response. Today she claims to be faring quite well at the polls reason why she is running now for a seat at the Nuevo León Congress as a local deputy for the center-right Green Party (PVEM). The rebellion continues and the flight of PAN members in San Lázaro. Who will be next?

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