Aug 14, 2013

Mexico's officials wage PR battle to sell energy reform plan

L.A. Times 
By Tracy Wilkinson and Richard Fausset
August 13, 2013

Mexico City - The little boy with the twinkling eyes smiles out from full-page newspaper ads. His hands are held out for us to see, covered in black oil, an offshore platform floating in the sea behind him.

"Oil is and always will be ours," the ad proclaims in large capital letters.

The Mexican government may not be selling its gigantic state oil company, but officials are going full steam in selling what they plan to do with it.

On Tuesday, the day after President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled a broad package of energy-sector reforms, the government flooded the airwaves, newspapers and other media with slick messages defending the proposal. Government officials made the rounds of television and radio talk shows.  Read more. 

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