FT – Peña Nieto sacrifices his political capital on Mexico reforms

Seventy five years ago, Martín Silva joined Mexicans handing over their valuables – cash, jewellery, even chickens – to help fund the country’s oil expropriation.
Just a boy, he chipped in what must have felt like a small fortune – five cents – and was given a receipt for his part in the creation of Petróleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, the state petroleum company. “Any sacrifice is small when made for the fatherland,” it read. (Read more… http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/391cd9b0-52a7-11e3-8586-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2lJd58EuN)


(English, Article, 2013)

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