“Liar and cunning”, this is how Fernández de Cevallos attacked AMLO for polemics in T-MEC

Diego Fernández de Cevallos called AMLO a “liar” for ensuring that its energy policy did not violate the T-MEC agreements. (Photos: Twitter/@DiegoFC/@lopezobrador_)

The governments of the United States (USA) and Canada announced on July 20 the issuance of consultations in Mexico to assess possible inconsistencies with the agreements established in the free trade agreement (USMCA).

Immediately, the news sparked a lot of reactions both from the federal government and those who support the president, as well as from the opposition, through journalists, broadcasters and political analysts.

On the one hand, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) remained firm in his position that his government’s energy policy It is in no way contrary to the T-MEC.

López Obrador assured that the T-MEC and the agreements stipulated therein have not been violated by his government.  (Photo: Twitter/JesusRCuevas)
López Obrador assured that the T-MEC and the agreements stipulated therein have not been violated by his government. (Photo: Twitter/JesusRCuevas)

From the beginning, he was indifferent to the possible irregularities reported by the countries of the North, since his first statements in this regard were accompanied by the song oh so scaryby Chico Che, to ensure that his administration would not tolerate any violation to the sovereignty of the country.

His most recent comments on the subject, shared in a video via Twitter, expressed that everything was going as a commercial nuisance before its decision that the hydroelectric plants supply energy to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

He also reiterated that since his government They will not give in to respect for national sovereignty, because “patriotism cannot be negotiated”.

Also from the Fourth Transformation (4T) trench, Claudia Sheinbaum defended AMLO’s decisions in the energy sector and have highlighted their advantages, since “the service model of electric energy has been modified to prioritize the dispatch CFE factories especially at hydroelectric plants which previously produced only a few hours a day, ”he commented via Twitter.

Claudia Sheinbaum, head of the CDMX government, supported the AMLO government and its energy policy.  (Photo: IG @claudia_shein)
Claudia Sheinbaum, head of the CDMX government, supported the AMLO government and its energy policy. (Photo: IG @claudia_shein)

Under this tenor, he asserted that the controversies within the T-MEC pointed out by the governments of the United States and Canada “not only have no basis but also they violate Mexico’s energy sovereignty.

On the other hand, some of personalities known for their constant criticism and challenging the AMLO government, as well as the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), also spoke out to attack both the president and his attitude towards the issue as well as his energy policy.

Diego Fernandez de Cevallosmilitant politician of the National Action Party (PAN), called López Obrador a “liar” and warned of the possible risks of the alleged irregularities within the T-MEC.

Diego Fernández de Cevallos criticized AMLO for its decisions in the field of energy and its position in the face of the consultations requested by the United States and Canada.  (PHOTO: INAI/CUARTOSCURO.COM)
Diego Fernández de Cevallos criticized AMLO for its decisions in the field of energy and its position in the face of the consultations requested by the United States and Canada. (PHOTO: INAI/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

“Again, Tartuffe liar and scammer. Of course, Mexico is sovereign and can change its Constitution and its laws, but if these changes affect the contracts concluded with foreign companies, it must compensate them”, wrote the Chief Diego on his personal Twitter account.

Furthermore, he concluded his message by warning that in the event of having to compensate the companies, “the penalties are several million”.

katherine taiU.S. Trade Representative, shared a post on July 20 to announce that the Joe Biden administration had released consultation requests in Mexico assess any inconsistencies with the commitments made in the free trade treaty (T-MEC).

The main reason for these demands is that, according to the authorities of the neighboring country, AMLO’s energy policy could violate the agreements included in the T-MEC, since it would undermine foreign companies and free competition to favor the CFE already Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

Katherine Tai announced that the US government has sent consultation requests to the AMLO government.  (Photo: Bloomberg)
Katherine Tai announced that the US government has sent consultation requests to the AMLO government. (Photo: Bloomberg)

hours later, Alice Hansenspokesperson for the Ministry of International Trade, Export Promotion and Small Business, announced that the government of Canada would join to the decision of the United States.

“We agree with the United States that these policies are inconsistent with Mexico’s obligations in the T-MEC,” Hansen said in a statement to the news agency. Reuters.

The same evening, the Mexican Ministry of Economy shared that it had received the request to open consultations from the Canadian government. From that date, a period of up to 75 days to settle the dispute.

If this objective is not achieved, Canada may request the establishment of a a panel to decide the matter.

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