This page is a list of the real accomplishments of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, nicknamed AMLO. The list only includes real accomplishments, meaning, it doesn’t include announcements of actions or the beginning of them, when they haven’t actually improved the quality of life in Mexico. Unfortunately, I include links to sources and videoconferences in Spanish language, which are the only available sources.
#1 and #2 Banning of fracking and genetically modified corn.
During the time fracking was done, regardless of opinions, there was an increase in the power and frequency of dangerous earthquakes in Mexico. These bans bring a lot of peace of mind to most Mexicans, who oppose to GMOs in general, and never accepted fracking. Read more at El Financiero.
#3 Very quick reduction of fuel stealing, 27% in one day. Former Mexican presidents widely allowed the theft of fuels from Pemex, the government-owned oil company. This theft amounted to about $60 billion Mexican pesos every year. And after 2 weeks, the reduction has been stabilized to 95 to 97%, so with operational expenses and added pessimism (added by me), the government will get to keep $55 billion pesos every year. This is an informative tweet by the Mexican tax authority.
— Hacienda (@Hacienda_Mexico) December 27, 2018
and this is a long conference where the president explains the massiveness of the problem and how easily it was identified and solved with direct operational procedures.
#4 Reduction of huge, disproportionate wages for the president and so many top-level officials and aides.
“You can’t have rich government officials with poor people” is a usual phrase of Mr. AMLO. The truth is that wages and compensation packages and services for top government official were really out of proportion with the regular Mexican wages and with the country’s reality. So the president reduced his wage to less than half of that of his predecessor and cut thousands of bureaucracy and top-level jobs. This was done within 2 of the 3 powers that form the Mexican government and in several of the decentralized government organizations that have the faculty of deciding their own compensation plans. In some cases, they resisted and are in the middle of a legal battle. But overall, this measure meant a huge reduction in wages that were an exaggeration, and jobs that were not needed and earned top-level wages for not actually working (friends or relatives of other high-level officials). More details in El Financiero.
To be continued…