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Privatization of water should be prohibited by law

Senate President Marti Batres says the privatization of water should be prohibited by law. “The Morena legislator said it is a cyclical issue, given the intention of President Enrique Peña Nieto to grant concessions for the exploitation of water before concluding his mandate, and although they can be revoked by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when he assumes government, it is important to establish in law the explicit prohibition of delivering the country's water resources to individuals.”

Thousands of teachers, peasants and students voted in favor of revoking the decree of the privatization of water

In Chiapas, thousands of teachers, peasants and students marched in San Cristobal and Tuxtla Gutierrez “to commemorate the 526th anniversary of the colonization of America and Mexico; They demanded the repeal of education and energy reforms and the fulfillment of the San Andres Accords. They also voted in favor of revoking the decree of the privatization of water and respect for our sacred places, springs and all the spaces we use to survive.”

The State will keep the last word on the control of Aéroports de Paris

The Minister of Economy and Finance claims that even if foreign capital invests in Aéroports de Paris (ADP), he will not allow foreign control. “The Mayor also stated that he had ‘learned the lessons’ of the privatization of highways in 2006, in which he played a key role as the director of the office of the Prime minister at the time, Dominique de Villepin. The State has a mechanism in place to keep control of the royalties that Airports of Paris, will be paid, he explained.” But on October 4, the National Assembly passed a bill that will allow the state to see “all or part of its shares of the group ex-Aéroports de Paris, which represent nearly 9.5 billion euros.”

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Stop Bad Contracts – Protect Public Services: Sample Provisions from State Statutes

States and local governments spend a substantial portion of their budgets on contracted services, often with no assurance that quality of service will be maintained, costs will be controlled or the public interest will be protected. There ought to be a law! And in many states there are laws that help to protect the public interest. Following are some examples.

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