Mexican Companies in Spain/Lozoya Found Guilty
Mexican enterprises. Mexican businessmen in Spain asked the country to take President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s statements “seriously” when he suggested a pause in relations between the two countries. The president of the Association of Outstanding Mexican Entrepreneurs, Businessmen and Professionals in Spain, Octavio Isaac Rojas, said that a more knowledgeable and proactive response was needed from the Spanish government. “There has to be a conversation at different levels. What has been done has been to say that Spain is in the European market and that the dialog has to take place there but a space is needed here in Spain, at the highest level, because it is the president who is speaking.”
Emilio Lozoya found guilty. The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) said that it had concluded that Emilio Lozoya, the former director of PEMEX, and his family were the recipients of bribes in the Odebrecht case. The FGR said Lozoya received money from the Brazilian construction company through companies linked to his family in exchange for the awarding of a contract to carry out work at the refinery in Tula, Hidalgo. The Prosecutor’s Office maintains that the bribes were paid even after Peña Nieto’s presidential campaign, which proves that the money was exclusively for Emilio Lozoya. The FGR’s final determination includes 59 documentary, expert and testimonial pieces of evidence.
The FGR said it will request more than 46 years in prison for Lozoya for money laundering, criminal association and bribery.
In favor of reform. López Obrador applauded the move by 17 governors and Mexico City’s head of government to publish a manifesto in favor of the Electricity Reform proposal. “Out of 32, there are 18, that is more than half, and maybe others who didn’t sign could do so because the Electricity Reform is convenient for all of us so that electricity prices do not increase,” he said.
The governors of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas, as well as the head of government of Mexico City gave their support to the Mexican president in a statement released on social networks.
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