Morena’s Energy Proposals

Houston, Aug. 18, 2018 (MEI 877)This report critiques the 50 proposals of the MORENA party related to energy as set forth in a document dated July 10, 2018.

We characterize the proposals using metaphors from chemistry: interesting (silver), crowd-pleasing (bromide) and problematic (plutonium).

We note that MORENA has roots that go deep in Mexican history to the time of the post-revolution under President Lázaro Cárdenas, whose statist vision of the oil industry continues to this day.

Table 1 scores the proposals according to their topics (OMITTED).
Table 2 sorts the proposals by our 3 scoring classifications.

Table 3 offers two dozen policy items that are not mentioned in MORENA’s agenda.
Annex A is the extracted section on energy (in Spanish) to which some 40 call-out notes (in English) are appended.
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