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The Mexican Treasury’s Capricious Dolling out of Fines

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS There is no accounting for how Mexico’s Treasury Secretariat’s (Hacienda) Tax Administration Service (SAT) decides who to prosecute and who to let slide, other than the fact that, like all government offices directly under Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), it takes its orders from the president. On Friday, July 29, the SAT notified the internationally disgraced

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Mexico Suspends Gasoline Subsidies at Northern Border, Then Reinstates Them

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF After thousands of U.S. drivers were crossing into the country to fill up their tanks on Mexican government-subsidized gasoline, the nation’s Treasury Secretariat (Hacienda) on Saturday, April 2, announced that it will suspend gas subsidies along the northern border, effective immediately, at least through Friday, April 8. Two days later, Mexican President Andrés Manuel

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The Real Perpetrator behind the Murders of Mexico’s Journalists

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS On Thursday, Feb. 10, yet another Mexican journalist was murdered, the fifth so far this year, and the 50th since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office three years ago. Heber López, from the internet news site Noticias Web in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, was shot dead in broad daylight as he left his office Thursday

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Supreme Court Goes after Elecktra, Hank Rohn for Back Taxes

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday Jan. 19, determined that Grupo Elektra, one of the country’s leading financial and commercial services corporations, owned by businessman Ricardo Salinas, must pay 2.636 billion pesos in back taxes for a credit derived from alleged illegal deductions in the company’s annual income tax declaration for 2006. After nearly four

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The President’s Salary

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER Since Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office three years ago, no government official in Mexico, be it fe3deral, state or municipal, nor member of any autonomous bodies or the country’s federal judicial powers, is allowed to have a salary higher than — or even equal to — that of the president. However, since a

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Interior Secretary Denies INE Request for Referendum Funds

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF One day after Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) asked the Finance Secretariat (Hacienda) for 1.739 billion extra pesos to carry out the controversial and non-binding revocation of mandate, Interior (SeGob) Secretary Adán Augusto López Hernández on Thursday, Jan. 13, told the INE that it has no available resources to dispense to the institute. “In the

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