Tag Archives: Energy Reform

The USMCA and Pacta Sunt Servanda

OPINION By ANTONIO ORTIZ-MENA Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* It is striking that, more than a quarter century after the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) entry into force, it is still necessary to provide a business case for deeper North American cooperation on economics and beyond, but that is where we are. After the 1989 Canada-U.S.

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Dirty Tricks Politics Afoot in Tamaulipas, Durango Gubernatorial Races

OPINION By RICARDO CASTILLO With four out of six state races for governor cleared, Mexico’s upcoming June 5 election is left to solve two main frays at the booths: Tamaulipas and Durango. Most pundits and polls agree that up ahead of schedule, the conservative National Action Party (PAN) will retain the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes, while the once-almighty centralist

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Trudeau Defends Canadian Businesses in Talks with AMLO

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF While Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) claimed on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 5, that his phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier in the day had been all smooth sailing, with Trudeau showing no opposition to his proposed electricity reform, the Canadian leader presented a very different interpretation of

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Just Another He Said, He Said

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Despite the fact that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry said Thursday, March 31, after a five-hour meeting with Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), that the Mexican president had agreed to make adjustments to his proposed electricity reform to ensure that it complies with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and to respect all

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US Envoy Warns AMLO’s Energy Reform Could Stall Investment

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar — who in February stirred diplomat waters by contradicting the Joe Biden administration when he said that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) “is right” about his country’s energy sector requiring reforms — said Friday, March 18, that the president’s reform will discourage investment in Mexico. Salazar

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What’s on the Horizon for US-Mexican Relations?

OPINION By THE WILSON CENTER MEXICO INSTITUTE Given the current political and social panorama in Mexico, there will be three major things to watch for in the months ahead regarding U.S.-Mexico relations: Migration As border apprehensions of undocumented migrants reach record levels, the Joe Biden and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) administrations strive to collaborate to reduce the flow and

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