De Hoyos shuns the federal government

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De Hoyos shuns the federal government
Businessman Gustavo de Hoyos has a turbulent relationship with President López Obrador - Photo: Ariel Ojeda/EL UNIVERSAL
English 27/11/2019 10:52 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:52
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De Hoyos shuns the federal government

No business leaders were surprised when Gustavo de Hoyos, the chief of the Mexican Confederation of Business Owners (Coparmex), was absent during the presentation of the National Infrastructure Plan on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Sergio Leal was present, representing the Coparmex. Let's not forget that Gustavo de Hoyos has opposed and confronted the policies implemented by López Obrador's administration. The thing is that the President's office wrote down who attended the event to support the new infrastructure plan. Did De Hoyos end up in the blacklist?

Mexico to spend $44 billion on National Infrastructure Program

Rosario Piedra supports Evo Morales

Rosario Piedra Ibarra, the new head of the National Human Rights Commission, has sparked polemic in recent weeks. Yesterday, the new ombudsperson was present at an event held by former Bolivian President Evo Morales at the Ollin Yoliztli cultural center in Mexico City. Rosario Piedra said that for her, Evo Morales is the legitimate Bolivian President. By the way, the staff at the cultural center were upset they had to search all of those who attended the event and claimed the event shouldn't have been open since Evo Morales' life is allegedly at risk.

Evo Morales steps down as President of Bolivia​​​​​​​

More bad news for the INE

After lawmakers hit the INE by cutting MXN $1,000 million off its 2020 budget, the INE received more bad news yesterday. Yesterday, Sergio Gutiérrez finally presented his proposal, which looks to relieve the president of the INE, Lorenzo Córdova, of his position and also cut the presidency at the INE from 9 to 3 years. Although Morena's vice-coordinator, Pablo Gómez said he disagreed with the proposal, he said that those responsible for the squandering at the INE are lawmakers themselves. The thing is the INE keeps receiving bad news and according to workers at INE, what politicians want is for the government to control the autonomous body.

Mexico unveils its 2020 budget​​​​​​​

Rosario Robles will face another trial

On December 1, when the deadline to launch political trials against the members of the Peña Nieto administration expires, we've been told that the majority in the lower chamber won't let this opportunity to judge Rosario Robles pass. We've been told that this process could give us many surprises because they would have to find more evidence against Robles; moreover, Morena, the PAN, and PRD will all join forces. Rosario Robles is the only former high-ranking official accused of participating in the so-called “Master Fraud.”

Rosario Robles is accused of deviation of public resources


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