Weekly Report - 28 September 2023 (WR-23-39)

MEXICO: Tensions erupt over Lozoya and budget

Mexico’s attorney general’s office (FGR) is accusing the judiciary of practising “illegal bias” in favour of Emilio Lozoya, the former head of the state oil company Pemex for the first four years of the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018). The accusations come against the backdrop of long-running tensions between López Obrador and the president of the supreme court (SCJN), Norma Piña, who are currently at loggerheads over the 2024 budget for the judiciary.

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