Latin America

AMLO moves to eliminate regulators in Mexico, experts show concerns

As part of his "Fourth Transformation" plan, AMLO is attempting to absorb Mexico's multiple regulators within the state apparatus

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AMLO during a press conference. Photo: Octavio Hoyos/Shutterstock

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is sticking to his campaign promise of leading the country through its so-called “Fourth Transformation,” or 4T, for short. With the overarching goal of erasing “privileged abuses” among Mexico’s public officials, AMLO also seeks to reduce red tape in a variety of sectors. The latter objective, however, may involve the eradication of some of the country’s most important autonomous regulators. 

At the beginning of the year, AMLO declared that he will send a proposal to Congress that would see existing cabinet ministries absorb the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece) and Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT),...

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