dorset chiapas solidarity

July 19, 2016

Head of Special Economic Zones Appointed

Filed under: Corporations, sipaz, Uncategorized — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 9:26 am

 

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Head of Special Economic Zones Appointed

 

sezMap of zones affected by SEZ. Photo: @EDUCA Oaxaca

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On July 8, “while public attention was focused on the teachers’ problem and its political and social consequences, Enrique Peña Nieto openly confirmed the intention to privatize much of the ‘backward’ south when he appointed Gerardo Gutierrez Candiani head of the Federal Authority for the Development of Special Economic zones (AFDZEE).”

The new official presided over the Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) from 2009 to 2011 and the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) from 2012 to 2015. Julio Hernández López ffom La Jornada said that Gutierrez Candiani “ran a pre-campaign for the title citizen seeking Los Pinos [the presidency] and that the PRI made him candidate for governor of his native Oaxaca (which failed)”. He also said that “the handing over of the delicate project of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to a representative of businessmen means an open conflict of interest and a threat to the legitimate interest of the nation, especially if you take into account that the plan may make domestic and foreign businesses virtual executive authorities in certain regions, politically above state and municipal governments.”

Gustavo Castro, from Otros Mundos, Chiapas, explains in an interview the workings of the so-called of SEZ, which are “like a country within a country, breaking and crumbling national sovereignty”. The purpose of the SEZ, according to Castro, is “to ensure the transnationals have everything they need for extraction; for example, from Mexico, a special visa will be required to enter the SEZ, they will have their own structure, their own laws, their own autonomy.”

 

 

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity

https://sipazen.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/national-head-of-special-economic-zones-appointed/

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