Two characters from the cabinet of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador led to the departure of Tatiana Clouthier from the Ministry of Economy, of which Raquel Buenrostro will now be the head.
Dario Celis, columnist for The financialpoints out in his column this Friday “The moderates cannibalize themselves”, that Clouthier “was run over by two cabinet colleagues: the secretary of the Treasury, Rogelio Ramirez de la Oand the chancellor Marcelo Ebrard.
According to the journalist, the strongest pressure came from the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Ebrard has always believed that that dependency should go and that its international trade functions may well be merged into a small area at the chancellery”.
As for the Secretary of the Treasury, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, who became head of the agency in August 2021, Darío Celis points out that “not only did he cut the budget of the Ministry of Economy for next year, but he also denied resources to administer consultations on energy matters.”
Clouthier’s departure is part of two key moments in the Mexican economy: 1) the Package against Inflation and Scarcity (PACIC), presented by the Federal Government during the first half of 2022 in response to unstoppable inflation, accentuated by the war in Ukraine, and 2) dispute resolution consultations on energy matters under the United States-Mexico-Canada (T-MEC) agreement.
“The Treasury also pushed her out of the negotiations with the business sector in the design and implementation of the PACIC (Package against Inflation and Scarcity), which by competence corresponded to it”, writes Celis.
Tatiana Clouthier says goodbye
With an emotional speech delivered at the National Palace, Tatiana Clouthier said goodbye to the position at the head of the Ministry of Economy.
“Dear President, I take this note to thank you for the great opportunity you have given me to walk with you in favor of the Fourth Transformationif I do a simile with baseballI had to be invited to play in the major leagues, get to know the country, represent it, play in different positions sweating my shirt a thousand times and never stopping doing what I was supposed to do in order to score a career in favor of Mexico,” said the official at the morning conference on October 6.
“I leave with my hand outstretched, the door of my house always open and My heart and Yori’s always receptive to you and to BeatrizThank you very much”, he concluded between applause and went to the Federal president to give him a hug”, he added.