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Mexico: Pemex Pressured Over Layoffs: Political Implications

On 26 June Senator Dolores Padierna, of the leftist Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), called for Pemex CEO Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya to appear before the Senate and explain why 3,000 of the company’s employees were recently laid off. She once again castigated Mexico’s energy reforms and accused them of being responsible for the layoffs. Dismissing workers, she alleged, is part of an ongoing effort to dismantle Pemex in favor of foreign firms.


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