United States Trade Representative, Katherine Kairecently said that their country is a matter of concern Changes in energy policies in Mexico, For the benefit of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), For your government, these changes mean unequal and unfair treatment of US companies, so Will ask Mexico to initiate consultations to resolve the dispute, Under TMEC, Canada joined the initiative.
Such consultations are provided in a trade agreement between the three countries, are part of a clarification phase, of conciliation, not controversial of the common dispute settlement mechanism contained in the TMEC. Its validity is 75 days. If no settlement is reached, a panel may be called to decide the matter and Affected people can apply compensatory sanctions.
United States disagreements stemmed from reforms in power industry legislation that prioritized the activity of CFE plants, to the detriment of private producers, as well as hydrocarbon legislation that facilitated the suspension of permits for private companies, which strengthened have centralized hydrocarbons’ public infrastructure and crude oil and fuel operations at Pemex and not privately, Which violates TMEC rulesaccording to his interpretation.
For various reasons, disputes have been frequent, making claims that are resolved through the mechanisms provided. The focus of the disputes has been technical and financial.
President’s reaction on the occasion lopez obrador abandoned formal language and moved towards ideological expression, Aware of the controversy, he stuck to his rhetorical style in the morning, remarking, “nothing’s gonna happen”, Oh how scary, look how I’m trembling. This has worried us a lot.” Laughing, he told his colleagues, “We’re going to end this by calling us on account, right? So that we can explain our country’s energy policy, which we are very concerned about… Let’s see if you can find my countryman Chico Che and we’ll put ‘Oops, how scary’ on that.
The mockery of López Obrador’s controversy was repeated in most of the media. With this, he created conditions for raising his “combatant”. In his campaign space, he accused companies that “robbed” Mexico of lobbying the United States and Canada to impose political sanctions on Mexico. He remarked that his government is already preparing a response.
In the national civil calendar, the celebration of Mexico’s independence is the one that calls for the most nationalist sentiment and probably for this reason, López Obrador reported that, on that date, during the commemorative parade, he would respond to the United States. . and Canada. He recognized that a good trade relationship with the two countries was desirable, but not at the cost of Mexico’s dignity. We are not going to bow down because it is a matter of principle, it is related to our sovereignty.
Two months are missing for López Obrador to express his position, which doesn’t mean he will stop referring to the incident. He did this on his visit to Nayarit, where he said: “As unbelievable as it may sound, the reactionaries in Mexico are defending foreign companies. Instead of defending Pemex and CFE, they are defending oil companies, foreign power companies. They are traitors in the country.
“But you know, we’re not going to take a step back. Mexico is an independent country, it’s not a colony of a foreign country, and the president of Mexico is not a puppet, he’s not a puppet of a foreign government.”
Since the US Trade Representative announced the dispute, President López Obrador puts his promotional experience into operation To create a mechanism for conflict resolution such as a “normal” event within the framework of the TMEC, Transition to a problem in which he introduced the issue of risks to national sovereignty, Loss of national control over oil and electricity. Mexico’s plunder. charge of traitors Those who protect foreign companies and, in the end, their preferred role, that of the country’s victim and savior, when they say that “the President of Mexico is not a puppet.”
TMEC just ended the talks in 2018, When López Obrador Agreed to Its Contents, He introduced the topic of energy, primarily oil, and proceeded to sign it. The core feature of TMEC is the principle of fairness and equal opportunities for members and their citizens. This is where the current controversy lies.
Dissent has nothing to do with sovereignty, looting, betrayal or nationalism. But the controversy “came like gloves” for López Obrador to campaign by creating a narrative in which national interests are going to be defended and that would be emulated by his court at the National Palace and its Morena choirs, at risk. Huh.
In the event that the dispute does not reach resolution and sanctions apply to Mexico, the circumstance will be used to continue with the discourse of the “defense” of sovereignty. It is a propaganda thread for the masses to unite around their leader. President of false speech. He does what he knows, preaches. To believe in him is a personal matter.
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