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US Climate Envoy Kerry Visits Mexico amid Energy Concerns

By KELIN DILLON In the midst of controversies surrounding Mexico’s energy sector, U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry visited the country on Wednesday, Feb. 9 to meet with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to discuss the two nations’ heavily intertwined environmental policies and pursuits. Considering López Obrador’s pending initiative to give

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Mexico’s Deputies Get Richer, Culture and Science Suffer

By KELIN DILLON After recent adjustments, members of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies will now be allowed to receive more than 234,000 pesos per month in stipends without paying taxes, triple their mensual salary and standing in stark contrast to the funding decrease of the nation’s cultural and scientific sectors. Some 330 deputies receive paid airplane tickets to travel across

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Audit Uncovers Government Irregularities for 588 Million Pesos

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF The first draft of a public expenditure audit of the second year of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) administration showed fiscal irregularities amounting to 588 million pesos. The extensive audit of government spending for 2020, which was released on Wednesday, June 30, by the Office of the Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF),

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Building US-Mexico Cooperation on Education, Innovation and Workforce Development

By EARL ANTHONY WAYNE     Former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. (On Jan. 25, Ambassador Wayne offered a conference on bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, innovation and workforce development at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute’s Innovative Forum. This is a transcript of that presentation.) During my years as

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