Condolences / US on Board With Energy Reform?By Sofía Hanna | Fri, 02/04/2022 - 12:15
Alberto Baillères. Andrés Manuel López Obrador lamented the death of Mexican businessman Alberto Baillères González, considered the fourth richest man in Mexico. He stated that his communication with Baillèreswas closer in recent times and that he endorses his son Alejandro in becoming director of Baillères' companies. “I wanted to express my deepest condolences for the death of Alberto Baillères González, a Mexican businessman. I had known Don Alberto for more than 20 years, ever since I served as mayor of Mexico City. We talked about the situation in the country and we did not always coincide. However, during all that time, we maintained a respectful relationship,” he said.
US Ambassador to Mexico. “I am very grateful for the words of Ambassador Ken Salazar. The government of President Joe Biden has been very respectful and has sought for us to work in greater coordination. I heard about his statements. He was a legislator in the US. He knows, as he put it, that it is necessary to constantly review the legal framework because we live in a changing world. Realities are new,” said López Obrador. This message came after Salazar gave endorsed the president’s energy reform. Salazar assured that it is difficult to find a reform built around the benefit of the people since these normally focus on minorities. Through this reform, Salazar expects the relationship between Mexico and the US be strengthened.
Revocation of mandate. The president assured that the Revocation of Mandate consultation favors all Mexicans as it is an exercise that will allow the federal government to be assessed. “It is important to carry out this consultation so the citizen can rate the government. It is the best, most peaceful, legal and legitimate way to settle our differences if they say that the government is wrong. You cannot govern without the support of the people. A ruler who does not have the support of the people is like a dry leaf. Moral authority is required to have political authority. It is not a legal matter to say that they elected me for a period and, whether they like it or not, they have to put up with me; that is immoral. I hope this democratic method is established so that no one feels absolute.”
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