The US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, has invited the director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett, to a meeting in Washington with the aim of accelerating the clean energy projects being developed in Mexico. Following talks between President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, his energy cabinet and John Kerry, White House envoy for climate, Bartlett was instructed to submit a report on CFE work, which he promised to conclude within two months for a further meeting. However, Salazar suggested they meet sooner as much of the analysis had already been completed. Bartlett denied any allegations of an investigation against him by a US court following the murder of DEA agent, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, during the term of Miguel de la Madrid when Bartlett was Interior Secretary.
US Ambassador Ken Salazarinvited the director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett, to a meeting in Washington to speed up the clean energy projects that are going to be developed in Mexico.
After a meeting of around three hours between President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his energy cabinet with John Kerry, White House envoy for climateBartlett received instructions to submit a report on the work of the CFEwhich he assured will be concluded in two months in another meeting.
“We agreed to meet in about two months, we are going to do a broader analysis, it tells us that we must expand the information on what we are doing, how much we are producing, how much we are generating and With these additional data we will have a meeting in a couple of months, two or three months.Yes, it is a job that the President has entrusted to us,” he said.
However, the US ambassador to Mexico asked him to hold the meeting earlier, assuring that most of the work is advanced and therefore he proposed that he travel to Washington when the information is ready.
“With all due respect, Manuel, we must do it sooner than in two or three months because a lot of the work on the analysis is already there, so I hope we have this meeting where you come to Washington and we put the plan and more action“, he added.
This invitation was surprising in light of the controversy generated after the murder of the DEA agent, Enrique Kiki Camarena, during the six-year term of Miguel de la Madrid, when Bartlett was the Secretary of the Interior.
Since then the legend exists, which indicates that there is an investigation against him in some US court; however, his own Bartlett has dismissed them, stating that they are nothing more than a black campaign against him.
In conclusion, the invitation extended to Manuel Bartlett by US Ambassador Ken Salazar to speed up clean energy projects in Mexico is a positive step towards promoting sustainable development in the country. However, the invitation also brings to light past controversies surrounding Bartlett, particularly the investigation against him for the murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Despite these allegations, Bartlett maintains that they are baseless and simply a smear campaign against him. It remains to be seen how the meeting in Washington will play out, but one thing is clear – the future of clean energy in Mexico is a priority for both countries.