Mexican Senate committees are set today to discuss a bill to end the nation’s seven-decade oil monopoly and open the energy industry to more foreign investment in a bid to reverse declining crude production.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who lost last year’s presidential election to Enrique Pena Nieto and led protests this week against his energy overhaul, was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack today.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was opposed by Mexico’s business community in 2006 when he lost the presidential election by less than a percentage point. He’s trying to claw his way back into contention in this year’s race by wooing his old critics.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he isn’t satisfied with the partial recount of ballots that confirmed Enrique Pena Nieto’s July 1 victory and is deciding day by day how to protest the result.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador filed a legal challenge seeking to invalidate Enrique Pena Nieto’s July 1 victory, saying the Institutional Revolutionary Party bought votes and violated the country’s constitution.
Enrique Pena Nieto remains the winner of Mexico’s presidential vote as electoral authorities near completion of a recount of ballots amid allegations of vote- buying by the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will submit evidence to authorities of fraud and vote-buying by the Institutional Revolutionary Party of Enrique Pena Nieto in the July 1 election.
Mexico’s peso fell to its weakest since 2009, triggering an intervention from the central bank, after a poll showed gains by a presidential candidate who favors increased public spending and disappointing U.S. jobs reports.