As Mexico Preached Austerity, CFE Added 2,386 Workers in 2019

Mexico cut thousands of government energy jobs to reduce spending last year, but the state-run utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) still added 2,386 employees, a sign experts say demonstrates the political sway of the electricity company’s CEO Manuel Bartlett, an ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Read More

Energy Reform Architects Under Fire in AMLO’s Corruption Fight

First, the poster boy of Mexico's energy reform, Emilio Lozoya, was arrested in Spain where he is now awaiting extradition. Then the Wall Street Journal reported that the architect of the reform, former President Enrique Peña, is likely to be investigated by Mexico judicial authorities, which could make him the first Mexican president in a century to face such inquiries. Read More