Morena’s Energy Proposals

Lorena’s Energy Proposals Houston, August 17, 2018 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...
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US-Mexican authorities race to tie up loose ends to 2012 Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement

US-Mexican authorities race to tie up loose ends to 2012 Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement Houston, Aug. 16, 2018 — US and Mexican authorities are racing against time to tie up the loose ends of the 2012 Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement before the term of the current ends on November 30, 2018. the...
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The New York Times and Mexican Public Opinion 2018 and 2006

The New York Times and Mexican Public Opinion 2018 and 2006 Houston, August 1, 2018 — This report concerns two instances in which the pages of The New York Times have been employed to communicate messages to Mexican audiences and influence public opinion outside of Mexico. In July 2018, the...
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REIMAGINING THE MEXICAN CONSTITUTION: Ideas for 2024

Reimagining the Mexican Constitution: Ideas for 2024 Houston, July 28, 2018— This report began as a search in the Mexican constitution for anything that would prevent the development of a secondary market in upstream leases, that is, new investors who would bring additional capital, talent and jobs to portions of...
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MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy?

MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy? MEI Report No. 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...
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OTC 2019: How oil industry sees Mexico’s minerals regimen

OTC 2019: How oil industry sees Mexico’s minerals regimen HOUSTON, May 22, 2018 — This report is a third in a series of reports that draw on panels and events at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2018. Owning to Mexico’s “Law of Silence,” there were no government speakers on the panels....
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OTC 2018 Mexico’s Minimalist Presence

MEI Market Note 227 Houston, May 14, 2018 This report is the second on the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). No MX government speakers attended. Their absence would mean that oil reform would be ignored in the OTC program. IMP’s Ernesto Ríos spoke, as did Pemex’s Ulises Hernández, each about...
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