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Head of Fonatur Says Tren Maya Profits Will Pay for Increased Pensions

By MARK LORENZANA Javier May, director of Mexico’s National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), promised residents from the town of Pomuch in the southeast Mexican state of Campeche that the profits from the Tren Maya — one of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) controversial pet megaprojects — will be used to increase pension payments to senior citizens.

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CompraNet Website Suspension Opens Door to More Corruption

By MARK LORENZANA Anticorruption and transparency groups, business and political organizations, journalists and concerned individuals in Mexico have all called on the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to restore the public-information system CompraNet, which has been “temporarily suspended” since Friday, July 15. CompraNet is an information system in Mexico through which citizens can openly search about

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FIU Investigates Peña Nieto for 26-Million-Peso Wire Transfers

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is investigating former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for allegedly receiving wire transfers amounting to 26 million pesos. On the morning of Thursday, July 7, during the daily press conference of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Pablo Gómez Álvarez, head of the FIU, said that the money transfers were allegedly made by a direct

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