Mexico’s Political Cartoonists Question Citizens’ Priorities During the World Cup, Legislator Intentions

Mexico’s best political cartoonists have been working extra hard recently to get people to pay attention to an energy reform bill currently being debated in the Senate. The bill would open Pemex (Mexico’s state-owned oil company) up to private investment, risking, many say, one of the government’s largest sources of income.

With so much at play, it’s not a coincidence that PRI and PAN legislators didn’t take any chances and scheduled debate of this bill to coincide with Mexico’s World Cup games. A cynical move if there ever was one. Analysts say the Peña Nieto administration and members of the PAN have agreed to a mutually beneficial pact that would allow high-ranking members of their parties to profit financially from this bill.

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