The PRI has behaved well
The PRI governed Mexico for decades and has been hindered by corruption and impunity allegations - Photo: File/EL UNIVERSAL

The PRI has behaved well

21/01/2020
10:25
Mexico City
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The PRI has been behaving well
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We’ve been told that the federal government thinks that the PRI, an opposition party, is behaving really well, as the party has maintained a good relationship with the new government. In fact, party leader Alejandro Moreno claimed the PRI will be a responsible opposition. He said this yesterday, before diplomats from 50 countries. During the event, Moreno Cárdenas also said the PRI won’t hinder the federal government, but that it will rather propose and build. He added that although the political party will point at the mistakes, it will also recognize the achievements that bring peace, harmony, and tranquility. For many, the PRI and the government are still in the honeymoon period.

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We’ve been told that the current administration will release information about the espionage suffered by former minister Eduardo Medina Mora, who was targeted by the PRI. We’ve been told that the General Archive is creating a public version of the document created by the former intelligence agency. We’ve been told that the file focuses on his activities in the 80s. Some wonder if we’ll have to wait another 30 years to learn the reasons behind his resignation.

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A few months ago, the government has been in touch with the Software Rating Board, ESRB, the organization in charge of regulating and classifying video games in North America. Mexico is looking to receive advice to adapt the games to certain rules. What the Mexican government wants is to create a map of the ESRB classifications, so that the country has an equivalence system.

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