Ricardo Sheffield Addresses Rising Fuel Prices. Ricardo Sheffield, Head, Federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO), stated that the hydrocarbon market is under significant pressure, as oil prices approach US$83.27 per barrel. Consequently, the federal government increased its incentives to support consumers.
The current fiscal incentives will be 53.4% for regular gasoline, 31.4% for premium gasoline and 48.7% for diesel.
Last Friday, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) once again raised the fiscal stimulus applied to the Special Tax on Production and Services (IEPS) for regular gasoline and diesel but reduced this support for premium gasoline.
Sheffield also said that last week the price per liter of regular gasoline was MX$22.53 (US$1.30), premium gasoline was MX$24.63 (US$1.42) and diesel was MX$23.94 (US$1.38).
Marcelo Ebrard Challenges MORENA's Internal Election Process. Minister of Interior, Luisa María Alcalde, stated that Marcelo Ebrard has the right to challenge MORENA's internal election. The Commission of Honesty and Justice will have to resolve the controversies presented by Ebrard.
Last night, Marcelo Ebrard sent a 41-page document to the National Commission of Honesty and Justice of the party. In the document, he demanded the annulment of the process and included dozens of documentary and testimonial pieces of evidence alleging that the operations favored the winner, Claudia Sheinbaum.
The points presented include allegations of affinity between Ivonne Cisneros, President, MORENA's Survey Commission, and Sheinbaum. The document also alleges that officials from the Ministry of Welfare promoted Sheinbaum's campaign and that her team had prior knowledge of the locations where the survey would be conducted.