MEXICO: SENATORS DEMAND REVERSAL OF ENERGY REFORM
Last Updated: 2017-03-20
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size

MEXICO, March 20 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA)--The energy reform, adopted by the Mexican government, failed to keep the promises to bring light and fuel prices down, opposition senators said.

Dolores Padierna, a lawmaker from the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), demanded on the anniversary of the country's oil expropriation to reverse the reform and return the hydrocarbons to Mexicans.

She argued that Mexican Oil (Pemex) returns to the hands of the same hegemonic interests and powers that were defeated 80 years ago by General Lazaro Cardenas.

In addition, she stressed that the gasolinazo (high gasoline tax) is the most obvious sign that Mexican consumers subsidise the incomes of fuel importers.

Congressman Manuel Bartlett of the Labor Party (PT) suggested that those who approved PEMEX privatisation should be charged with treason.

Bartlett, PT coordinator, stressed that this reform forced PEMEX to go down the drain by a USA-designed scheme to benefit foreign economic and geopolitical interests.--NNN-PRENSA LATINA