Barack Obama, K Street lobbyists and the grab for Mexican oil

June 23, 2008

Linda Diebel, who writes the Political Decoder blog in The Toronto Star, is writing about what’s happening with Mexican oil:

“Lawyers Stephen Shrybman and Hugo Neal-Leri, who’ve done substantial work for both unions (CUPE and CEP), spoke at various events in Mexico City and Villahermosa (in the oil state of Tabasco) and met with opposition party politicians and workers from small independent unions. It was a trip to offer moral support. Rick Arnold, from the advocacy group Common Frontiers (another trip sponsor), calls what happens to PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos) “a litmus test” for Latin America. His worst-case scenario would be the entire Americas being controlled by a handful of powerful energy companies.”

– Read the entire blog entry here