AMLO Blames U.S. for Mexico’s Energy Grid Failures



Mexico’s president blamed Texas and the pure fuel trade for a collection {of electrical} blackouts that affected a number of Mexican states, primarily these alongside the northern border. The blackouts got here as many components of the nation are affected the identical winter storm that has introduced most of Texas to a standstill.

In response to a lot criticism geared toward Mexico’s dated energy grid and the federal government’s perceived lack of preparedness, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the blackouts on Texas. He additionally pointed fingers on the corruption of earlier administrations.

“The facility outage from yesterday, why did it happen?” Lopez Obrador requested throughout a information convention. “As a result of we’re producing electrical power with fuel that’s purchased in Texas and with the dangerous climate, with the snow, lots of the fuel strains had been affected. Additionally, the value of fuel rose like no means earlier than, from three {dollars} per unit to $200 {dollars}, a 5 thousand p.c improve in fuel.”

In line with varied power specialists in Mexico, the government-owned Federal Electrical Fee didn’t have sufficient nationwide reserves of fuel to maintain the facility operating throughout a disaster reminiscent of the present winter storm. On Tuesday, Mexico’s authorities introduced that further states can be struggling blackouts because of the facility scarcity.

Throughout his convention, Lopez Obrador blamed the shortage of reserves in Mexico on prior administrations in what he known as the “Neoliberal Interval”.

“The enterprise was to purchase fuel as a result of that’s the place the bribes had been, that’s the place the corruption was at, the bribes from international corporations.” Lopez Obrador stated.

The winter energy outages come simply weeks after Mexico skilled one other large-scale energy outage in a number of states in late December. In that case, Mexico’s CFE blamed the blackout on a forest fireplace in Tamaulipas. State officers in Tamaulipas countered these allegations claiming that the CFE had solid paperwork and statements with the intention to blame the border state

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles venture with Brandon Dar and senior Breitbart administration. You possibly can observe him on Twitter and on Fb. He might be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

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