La democracia es el ingrediente esencial para el futuro de América: Biden en Cumbre

Fuente: Sin Embargo

09/06/2022

El Presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, ha inaugurado este miércoles formalmente la Cumbre de las Américas en Los Ángeles y ha declarado que la democracia es un “sello distintivo de la región”.

“Al reunirnos de nuevo este miércoles, en un momento en el que la democracia está siendo asaltada en todo el mundo, unámonos de nuevo y renovemos nuestra convicción de que la democracia no es sólo el rasgo que define las historias de América, sino el ingrediente esencial para el futuro de América”, ha recalcado Biden en el discurso de apertura de la Cumbre.”

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Ordena Corte reponer presupuesto al INE

02/06/2022

Fuente: Reforma

La Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) anuló el recorte al presupuesto solicitado por el Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) para 2022, pues la Cámara de Diputados no dio ninguna explicación para imponerlo.

Por unanimidad, la Primera Sala de la Corte declaró fundada la controversia constitucional que el INE presentó a finales de 2021, para impugnar el recorte de 4 mil 913 millones de pesos que los Diputados aplicaron a su petición presupuestal.

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Electoral reform is regression for democracy, warns elections chief

Current system not perfect but guarantees democratic certainty: INE head Lorenzo Córdova

Date: May 2nd, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador’s proposed electoral reform would sabotage democracy in Mexico, the head of the National Electoral Institute (INE) said Friday.

Sent to the lower house of Congress last Thursday, López Obrador’s constitutional reform bill would dissolve the INE and replace it with a less-well-funded, directly elected body.

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Stay or go? Mexicans vote on Amlo’s performance in historic recall election

Date: April 8, 2022

Source: The Guardian

Maria de Lourdes loves her leader and is desperate for him to stay.

“He’s the best president we’ve had in 70 years,” the retiree enthused this week as she prepared to bombard her phone contacts with calls urging them to back him on Sunday, when Mexico goes to the polls.


Latin America’s second biggest economy is not holding a presidential election, however – the next one is not due until 2024. Rather, voters will be offered a straightforward question in Mexico’s first ever national recall election: should president Andrés Manuel López Obrador have his mandate revoked, or not.

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Mexico’s Democracy on Trial

On Tuesday the independence of the Supreme Court faces its biggest test.

Date: April 3rd, 2022

Source: Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

Billions of dollars of foreign and domestic energy investments in Mexico are at stake Tuesday, when the country’s Supreme Court issues its ruling on the constitutionality of a 2021 electricity law that stifles competition. Yet the significance of the decision will go well beyond pesos and centavos. 

Through its ruling, the high court will signal whether it is still independent or if it has become a tool of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. If it’s the latter, Mexico’s democracy will be swinging by a thread, if it survives at all.

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After mixed signals, Mexico says it will attend Nicaragua inauguration

01/10/2022

Source: Reuters

Mexico’s government on Monday said it would send a representative to the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega for his fourth consecutive term in office, after indicating a day earlier that it would not.

Ortega, who in November won an election which U.S. President Joe Biden described as a “pantomime” after the Nicaraguan government’s crackdown on the opposition and critical media, is due to be sworn in for his next term on Monday afternoon.

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Right-left coalition reunites to contest elections in 4 states next year

Source: Mexico News Daily

A three-party right-left coalition that was established to contest this year’s midterm elections will run on a joint ticket in at least four state elections in 2022.

The conservative National Action Party (PAN), the center-right Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) have reached an agreement to contest elections in Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo and Tamaulipas under the Va por México (Go for Mexico) banner.

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AMLO’s decree to shield megaprojects ‘an act of desperation’?

Source: Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador’s new decree that fast-tracks government infrastructure projects and protects them from scrutiny and legal challenges is part of “a cynical power grab” and possibly an “act of desperation,” according to an opinion piece published Monday by The Wall Street Journal.

The decree, published in the government’s official gazette last week, shields from scrutiny the construction of infrastructure projects in a wide range of sectors by declaring them pertinent to national security.

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Mexico president downplays sparse turnout in referendum vote

08/03/2021

Source: The Washington Post

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday downplayed the abysmal turnout for a national referendum on pursuing ex-presidents for alleged wrongdoing during their administrations.

Only 7% of Mexico’s eligible voters participated Sunday, but the president preferred to focus on the fact that more than 6 million voted, declaring it a “triumph.” Nine out of 10 voted “yes” on the question.

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Mexico Referendum on Former Leaders Has Low Turnout

08/02/2021

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Low turnout overshadowed Mexico’s first formal referendum, a controversial vote proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that he said would advance efforts to investigate and prosecute wrongdoing of several past presidents.

Just 7% or 6.6 million of Mexico’s 94 million registered voters cast ballots Sunday, well below the 40% required by law for the results to be binding, according to preliminary results released by Mexico’s electoral agency. Nearly 98% of those who participated voted in favor of investigating former presidents.

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