Tag Archives: José López Portillo

Salvaging a Sinking Pemex

By RICARDO CASTILLO Critics are screaming their throats out claiming that Mexico is in a deep crisis! The daily answer from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) seems to be that Brooklyn street expression when you want to put down someone irately pointing their angry piping hot finger at you (straight out of Martin Scorsese’s 1970s classic “Taxi Driver”): “You

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Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, Under the Limelight Again at Age 85

By RICARDO CASTILLO     The new Chamber of Deputies president, Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, is a master of political discourse and parliamentary procedures. During the “installation” (to use the Mexican term for inauguration) of the two houses of Congress last Saturday, Sept. 1, Porfirio, at age 85, presided over the inaugural process of the 64th Legislature. And in so doing, he showed his experience

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Mexican Tycoons Go Beserk Over AMLO’s Lead

By RICARDO CASTILLO     Mexico’s top tycoons are slamming down the electoral panic button! One after another, the owners of the nation’s top fortunes are asking their employees to “weigh the balance” (sopesar, in Spanish) of their vote and vote for continuity and stability. What does that mean? Do not vote for the Together We’ll Make History three-party coalition candidate Andrés

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