Category Archives: MORENA

MORENA in Houston

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Houston, September 27, 2018 (MEI 880) This report draws on attendance at five of seven discussions that were held in Houston during the week of Sept. 18-25, 2018 about the outlook for energy and environmental policies in Mexico under the incoming MORENA-led administration. The presentation and Q&A on Sept. 19 of Dr. Fluvio Ruiz Alarcón Continue Reading

Reimagining Mexico’s Hydrocarbon Law

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Houston, Aug. 20, 2018 (MEI 879) In a presentation in Mexico City on August 10, 2018, Dr. Fluvio Ruiz, a former member of Pemex’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the incoming MORENA administration, outlined his vision for the hydrocarbon sector. This report reviews the articles of the Hydrocarbon Law that will be reviewed. Continue Reading

Oil policy agenda: AMLO’s MORENA Party (original Spanish text)

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Houston, December 7, 2017 (MEI 860, appended Sept. 4, 2018) This report comments on the 10 strategic initiatives that were proposed by the political party MORENA, whose candidate in the 2018 presidential elections in Andrés Manuel López Obrador. MORENA is the only party to have a developed energy plan, the goals of which include reducing Continue Reading

Urging Morena to be More Ambitious

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Houston, Aug. 22, 2018 (MEI 878) This report urges the incoming MORENA administration to be more ambitious in its planning for the energy sector. We list two dozen topics grouped in to six categories: Corporate governance and culture, downstream regime, legal, regulatory oversight, social and environmental policy and upstream regime. We observe that insofar at Continue Reading

Morena’s Energy Proposals

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Houston, Aug. 18, 2018 (MEI 877)This report critiques the 50 proposals of the MORENA party related to energy as set forth in a document dated July 10, 2018. We characterize the proposals using metaphors from chemistry: interesting (silver), crowd-pleasing (bromide) and problematic (plutonium). We note that MORENA has roots that go deep in Mexican history Continue Reading

MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy?

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Houston,July 9, 2018 (MEI 876) This report seeks to understand the electoral victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his MORENA party in the general elections held on July 1, 2018. The party wins dominant positions in Congress, putting within reach of rolling back the energy reform that was written into amendments of the constitution Continue Reading


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