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UPDATE 2-Former Pemex boss points finger at ex-Mexican president in graft scandal

Aug 11 2020

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 A former head of Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) accused of corruption has sought to blame the wrongdoing on his former boss, ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, and a top aide, said Attorney General Alejandro Gertz on Tuesday.

Mexico president wants plan to execute energy vision by late Sept -sources

Aug 11 2020

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 Mexico's president has given officials until late September to craft a plan to reassert state control over the energy industry as an alternative to constitutional change to achieve the same goals, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Mexico nabs 'El Marro', fuel theft king blamed for surge in drug violence

Aug 02 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexican security forces on Sunday captured Jose Antonio Yepez, a notorious drug gang leader and fuel thief blamed for fanning a sharp surge in violence that has severely tested the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

UPDATE 1-Mexico could change constitution to strengthen Pemex -president

Jul 29 2020

MEXICO CITY, July 29 Mexico might seek to change the constitution in the second half of the current administration to bolster state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and national power company the Comision Federal de Electricidad, the president said Wednesday.

Ex-Pemex boss asserts innocence on corruption charges, vows to denounce others

Jul 28 2020

MEXICO CITY The former boss of Mexican state oil firm Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, told a court on Tuesday he was innocent of graft charges and vowed to denounce those responsible for his alleged crimes, in a case that could seriously embarrass Mexico's previous rulers.

Trial of ex-Pemex boss threatens to lift lid on Mexico's 'cash box'

Jul 21 2020

MEXICO CITY The trial of a former boss of Petroleos Mexicanos threatens to expose years of alleged malpractice at the state oil company and provide a canvas for Mexico's leftist president to depict rot at the heart of government that he has vowed to clean up.

Exclusive: Canadian firms warn over Mexico energy policy at dawn of trade deal

Jul 13 2020

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA As Mexico celebrated a new trade deal with the United States and Canada on July 1, a group of Canadian energy investors warned their government that Mexico could already be violating the agreement for failing to respect contracts.

Mexican president exits Trump embrace smiling, Democrats grumble

Jul 09 2020

MEXICO CITY Defying warnings that to seek out Donald Trump was to court disaster, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador instead emerged from their first meeting as a "cherished friend" of his U.S. counterpart, even as some Democrats looked on uneasily.

Marriage of convenience: what Mexico's leftist leader gets out of Trump

Jul 07 2020

MEXICO CITY When Mexico's leader enters the White House to meet President Donald Trump on Wednesday, he will do so not only as a hostage to the whims of his U.S. counterpart, but also as partner in an unlikely alliance that has benefited both men.

Mexican president to hold first meeting with Trump, Democrats unimpressed

Jul 01 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will hold their first meeting on July 8 in Washington, officials said on Wednesday, sparking complaints from Democratic lawmakers, who saw it as a political stunt with elections looming.

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