The President will investigate fracking

20/05/2020
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The President will investigate fracking
President López Obrador often criticizes - Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP

The President will investigate fracking

20/05/2020
10:35
Mexico City
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The President will investigate fracking

The President changed his words after this newspaper revealed that in 2019, the National Hydrocarbons Commission authorized the use of fracking. First, he said, “there’s an article about the authorization in 2019, fracking permits, it’s not true and I’m going to investigate it.”Later, the version changed “there’s an article about the authorization in 2019, fracking permits, and I’m going to investigate it.”Although the government argues the projects were approved during the previous administration, documents show they were approved in 2019 even when President López Obrador said he would ban fracking.

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Irma Eréndira forgot to declare her assets

We’ve been told that Minister Irma Eréndira Sandoval, the head of the Public Administration Ministry, has urged her colleagues to declare their assets and inform about possible conflicts of interest. Nevertheless, when you check Declaranet, the website indicates Sandoval hasn’t done it herself. This must be a mistake because there’s no way she would ask others to fulfill their obligations even when she hasn’t.

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Ebrard, Durazo, and López-Gatell to meet with senators

As part of the new normal in the Legislative Branch, the Political Coordination Board will have a virtual meeting with Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard tomorrow, who will discuss the Mexico-U.S. relations and the COVID-19 pandemic. Next Friday, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo will have a virtual meeting with the senators to discuss the role the armed forces will have in public security and the National Guard. Next Tuesday, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell will discuss how the government has handled the pandemic. 

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Ramírez Cuéllar is in trouble

Alfonso Ramírez Cuéllar, the head of the ruling party Morena, tried to save face after President López Obrador dismissed his proposal for the INEGI to investigate the wealth of people. While Ramírez Cuéllar was dealing with this, lawmaker Dolores Padierna proposed a collegiate leadership at Morena. Who might want to take this position? Maybe Padierna could sacrifice herself. 

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