Photograph given today by the presidency of Mexico, of the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during a press conference at the National Palace of Mexico City (Mexico). . / Presidencia de México / ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACCOMPANYING NEWS (MANDATORY CREDIT)
This Thursday, in his usual morning conference, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador heads a report on the electricity situation in the country, referring to the blackouts presented in recent days in the north of the country as well as the cut in the gas supply from Texas, United States.
The president began by reproaching that, despite the fact that it is already in the public domain that the instability in the electricity supply started from the gas cut that was made in the neighboring country, “all the questioning is to the Federal Electricity Commission, to the government from Mexico. That is why it is very important to have the whole picture ”.
And then former President Felipe Calderón made reference to a post on Twitter. “There was a former president who put on his twitter that it was already the second or third blackout, which showed the mismanagement of the country’s energy policy. Take the opportunity to attack the new government and above all the transformation process that is taking place, which is what they do not think, because they want the regime of corruption, privileges to be maintained, contrary to the people … that is why they are annoying ”.
He also recognized and applauded the work of “workers, technicians, Mexicans are doing something exceptional”, noting that elsewhere it can take up to 15 days or a month to restore services to this type of event, indicating that here electricity service has been restored.
For his part, the director of the CFE, Manuel Bartlett, spoke in the same vein, recognizing the work of workers in all areas involved. “We have used all the elements that we have (…) We have been able to replace that vacuum left by gas that has not reached our country.”
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