NORTH AMERICA: Mexicans against Oil Privatization

NORTH AMERICA: Mexicans against Oil Privatization

Mexico's opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denounced on Friday that the administration could speed up handing in PEMEX to foreign interests with Juan Camilo Mouriño appointment as government secretary.

The ex presidential candidate told press that to avoid that situation, civil resistance measures are being elaborated and a national protest in March is currently planned.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for people to defend the national energy resources, becauseJuan Camilo Mouriño , who assumed the post on Thursday, represents the interests of foreign transnationals, to which Mexican President Felipe Calderon promised to give oil and gas.

He insisted on the importance of the social movement, because bringing the country out of poverty and marginalization depends on that struggle.

"I have information that Felipe Calderon is trying to privatize PEMEX without the need to change the Constitution, just changing secondary laws, especially the Regulation of the article 27, regarding oil," Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asserted.

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