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Mexico - January 2021

Introduction
New year, same unresolved problems...
Security
Another year, another soaring homicide figure for Mexico...
Security & Ports
The decision by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to put the Mexican navy (Semar) in charge of administering and managing all of Mexico’s maritime ports has met with controversy...
Security & Telecommunications
An official report recently leaked to the Mexican press has warned that the three satellites that comprise the Mexican Satellite System (Mexsat), Mexico’s main telecommunications satellite network, are at risk of collapsing due to a lack of maintenance...
Economy
The reform of the pension system first announced by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador last July came into force on 16 December 2020, when it was published on the official gazette (DOF)...
Economy & Infrastructure
The Mexico City (CDMX) government announced on 27 November 2020 that it had awarded a subsidiary of China Railway Corporation (CRCC), CRRC Zhuzhou, a contract to upgrade one of the capital’s main underground railway lines...
Business
Employees of Mexican carrier Interjet went on strike after months of seeking solutions to their demands in early January...
Economic Highlights
CFE investment plan: On 8 December 2020, Mexico’s state-owned electricity company, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), announced plans to invest M$62.75bn (US$3.18bn) in electricity generation projects over the next five years...

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