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POLITICAL CALCULATIONS, ECONOMIC COSTS WEIGH ON YEAR-OLD ENERGY TALKS

Publication Date: 08-08-2023

Mexican energy policies at the center of a trade dispute launched one year ago by the U.S. will prove costly to both countries as consultations drag on, according to a former Mexican government official who says the dispute likely is stalled because of “political calculations.”

“If after one year, you cannot agree on facts, then I don't think that more time will lead to agreement on facts,” Antonio Ortiz-Mena, partner at Dentons Global Advisors and former head of economic affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the U.S., said in a recent interview. He cited likely political considerations at play as both countries head toward major elections and as the U.S. seeks to engage Mexico on migration issues.

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