Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. Photo:


In response to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) repeated Robert Owen-esque (“save me and thee”) tirades that all previous government leaders were corrupt and had sold the country out for personal gain, former President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, who served between 2006 and 2012, issued a tweet on Monday, Feb. 4, stating that he categorically denied the allegations implied against him.

“Anyone making such allegations is obliged to prove them, and there is no (inherent) right to defame other persons or companies without founding evidence,” Calderón said in the tweet.

Responding directly to charges made by AMLO in his morning press conference, Calderón said that in his dealings with international corporations he had not engaged in influence-peddling and had not developed any conflicts of interest, as López Obrador had implied.

Under Mexican law, former presidents are forbidden to work for private-sector corporations for the first year after they leave office.

Calderón pointed out that he joined the board of the U.S-based energy investment firm Avangrid, to which AMLO made reference, in 2016, four years after his end of term.

He also noted that Avangrid has no ties with Mexico.



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