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Oct 5, 2012

Pena Will Go for Energy Reform in 2013



NEW YORK  – The energy reform that would allow private investment in Pemex is “at hand” and may be approved in 2013, said Luis Videgaray, head of the transition team of President-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.

In a note published Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, Videgaray said the next government plans to send the energy reform bill Congress just finished negotiating the budget.

“Hopefully, we will do early next year,” and although he did not elaborate on how exactly would reform, he said that would open the sector to private investment in capital and technology.

He stated that there are plans in the new government to restructure the economy and to confront the powerful unions and entrenched corporate interests in the political architecture of the country, according to the newspaper.

“I am personally convinced that the lack of competition is one of the key elements that prevent the growth of Mexico. Not only in telecommunications, but in many sectors of the economy where we have a high degree of concentration,” he said.

One plan of Peña Nieto, who will take office on the 1st of December, is to create specialized courts, and a commitment to run for the next six years “consistent government policies and actions relating to competition”.

Specialized courts in competition cases would reduce the time that decisions are taken in the matter, because that would be composed of judges who would know the subject in depth, Videgaray explained.




Mar 11, 2012

Dublin Adheres to the Covenant of Mexico City Against Global Warming

Mexico – The mayor of Dublin, Ireland, Andrew Montague, first visited Mexico City and met with local and federal employers to sign the Covenant Climate of Cities.

According to a press release issued by the Administrative Office of the capital, the international agreement that aims to mayors from 51 countries worldwide accept the commitment to implement concrete actions to benefit the environment.

In Dublin, there are now 240 cities of the world in addition to this global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt communities to the phenomenon of climate change and achieve the involvement of all sectors of society in the fight against climate global.

The Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, said that this year will be held in Dublin an international meeting to discuss global poverty and concluded that Montague’s visit and the agreement means “the culmination of many previous agreements , joint actions and similar visions that will allow the relationship between the two cities grow ever more. “

Meanwhile, Andrew Montague, elected Mayor of Dublin from June 27, 2011, said that in the city who runs a similar program exists to public bicycle system in Mexico City “EcoBici” is the “Dublin Bike Scheme “, one of the most successful bike programs in Europe.

He emphasized the responsibility of cities to the impending climate change and commended the efforts of the City of Mexico to the challenge this represents.

Currently the City of Mexico has shown global leadership by uniting cities on five continents, to implement actions to help mitigate the effects of climate change and implement actions to adapt communities to the risks posed by this environmental challenge.