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Mexican Senate Suspends Proposal to Deploy Mexican Army until 2028

By MARK LORENZANA At least for the time being, the proposal to extend the presence of the Armed Forces on the streets for public security tasks until 2028 has been suspended by the Mexican Senate. During the discussion, Ricardo Monreal, leader of the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) majority bloc in the Senate, took the stand on Wednesday, Sept. 21,

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Santiago Creel, Alejandro Armenta Voted as Congress, Senate Presidents

By MARK LORENZANA The plenary session of Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday, Aug. 31, ratified the appointment of Santiago Creel as president of the board of directors of the legislative precinct of San Lázaro, while Alejandro Armenta was elected as president of the Mexican Senate. Creel, of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), was elected unanimously as president of

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AMLO Government Creates New 25 Billion-Peso Trust Funds

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican government has just created three new trust funds, or “fideicomisos,” despite a decree by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in March of 2020 ordering the “extinction” of 109 trust funds to combat corruption. The beneficiaries of the three new discretionary trust funds created by the executive branch — without going through Congress — are the

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Democracy in Mexico Continues to Erode under AMLO

OPINION By MARK LORENZANA The word democracy is a combination of two Greek words: demos, which means “people” and kratos, which means “rule.” The ancient Greeks, after all, are credited with inventing democracy as a form of government. In Mexico, though, “the rule of the people” has been steadily replaced by the rule of one man — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

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Paving the Way for a One-Party Regime

OPINION By RICARDO CASTILLO In the eyes of some pundits, the current trend in Mexican elections is the result of a democratic procedure, but for others, the imminent results of the country’s midterm elections on Sunday, June 5, is an ominous path to a return of a one-party system. If all current forecasts are correct, the “awesome threesome” political coalition

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AMLO’s Consolation Prize Lithium Bill Passes Congress

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Just two days after the congressional defeat of his controversial electricity reform bill — which would have prioritized state-run carbon-based energy sources over clean private-sector sources — Mexico’s Senate on Tuesday, April 19, passed Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) “Plan B” lithium bill as a political consolation prize for the president. The new bill, which will ensure

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