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Rosario Piedra’s salary dates back to the neoliberal period

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Rosario Piedra’s salary dates back to the neoliberal period
Activist Rosario Piedra is now the head of the CNDH - Photo: Eloy Valtierra/EL UNIVERSAL
English 29/06/2020 10:14 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:20
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Rosario Piedra’s salary dates back to the neoliberal period

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador often criticizes autonomous institutions after linking them to neoliberalism, accuses them of being useless and being expensive, and even said that salaries are too high at those institutes. After López Obrador took office, officials at the Banxico, INE, IFT, Cofece, and CNDH asked the Supreme Court to rule that they can earn more than the President and the court ruled in their favor. Meanwhile, the INAI agree to lower its salaries and not to take legal action. In contrast, the National Human Rights Commission president, Rosario Piedra, who was chosen by the current administration, earns the same as the previous director. 

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