[ View the story "A step closer to Mexico oil privatisation " on Storify] A step closer to Mexico oil privatisation Protests across the country continue as energy reform bill nears its final approval.
The Stream· Mon, Dec 16 2013 11:55:02 @EPN: The energy reform is a fundamental transformation that will enhance Mexico's energy security and sovereignty.
La #ReformaEnergética es una transformación fundamental que permitirá incrementar la soberanía y seguridad energética de México.Enrique Peña Nieto
The energy reform legislation has resulted in nationwide protests on and off-line dismissing the president's explanation that the move would
Mexico economically. They say the bill will
multinationals, especially from the U.S., to control the country's oil industry and Mexican citizens will not see the benefits.
Mexicans used the hashtag
to voice their opinion on the bill.
@Paogv7: I am proud that Puebla was the 16th state to approve the energy reform bill that will mean favourable results for Mexico.
Estoy orgullosa de que Puebla haya sido el estado #16 en aprobar la #ReformaEnergética la cual significa favorables resultados para MéxicoPaola Gv
@edramagor: 17 state congresses approve the energy reform bill without discussion. Isn't it clear that the state values are opinions?
Congresos de 17 estados aprueban sin discusión minuta de la #ReformaEnergética. ¿Les quedó claro que al Estado le vale lo que opinemos?Lord Edramagor
@Blanch074: Everything on the table is now set for the nouveau riche. It does not apply to 99 per cent of Mexicans.
Ya todo esta puesto en la mesa para los nuevos ricos no aplica al 99.9 % de los mexicanos #ReformaEnergeticaBlanca Barceló ツ
I hate say " I told you" ..But I told you! #ReformaEnergética is almost done! Mexico's Oil will get the World Class Performance Standards.Alejandro
#Mexico natural resources belong to its citizens and SHOULD NOT be given to capitalists to profit stockholders and exploit the land! #PEMEXAlexander Cerrone
@LucreciaMatelli: The energy reform will not be an end of PEMEX's (Mexican Petroleum state-owned company) economic uncertainty, this will only benefit private entrepreneurs.
La #reformaenergética no terminará con la incertidumbre economica en PEMEX, sólo beneficiará a los empresarios privadosSiempre Viva
Protesters shared images of Saturday's demonstration on Twitter.
Protestas por la Reforma Energéticaflickr.com
Protests continued into Sunday and Monday.
Protesters also gathered in front of their state congresses.
Protesta vs #ReformaEnergética Congreso SLPpxibGM7KCXIwZIGvva2fSA
@lipiolo: Demonstration in front of Aguascalientes Congress. Pemex don't sell, No to energy reform.
Manifestantes afuera del congreso de Aguascalientes #Pemex no se vende NO a la #ReformaEnergética
On Friday, demonstrators placed a banner in a metro station that reads: "It's my metro, it's my oil".
Not all lawmakers were in support of the legislation. Congressman Antonio Garcia Conejo of the Democratic Revolution Party,
down to his underwear to protest the bill. In the video below he says: "
This is how you're stripping the nation. Where is the benefit?
LiveLeak.com - Mexican Congressman STRIPS His Clothes in Angry Protest.LiveLeak.com