The impact of Oil Reform on Mexico CIty
By Michael Ortega
September 7, 2022
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Michael Pina00:03

So here we are another episode of yo soy. I have Rodrigo Morales sitting with me. He's actually my co-host today in all days. And he is my assistant actually Rodrigo. And I go way back. We actually, I met him when he was 14. We made a movie together. Yeah, called a, he told me he wanted to be a movie star.

Rodrigo Morales00:27

So I. Hey, you wanna join us? We're making a movie. yeah. Yeah. In that time I, used to want to be an actor. Also I broke some big girl, ah, at times. So I wanna be in a movie and seek her and make a, some kind of jealous. Oh, you wanted to make you jealous, huh? Yes. we didn't know that one. That's a good.

You know what, that's one way of doing it another way is to make sure that you just do good, good work. You were a Netflix movie too. Yeah. Yeah. I was in a movie in 2020. I, made a movie with Mexican director, the movie it's asalto goddess. Asalto goddess. Yes. Asphalt goddess.

how do you say it in Spanish asphalt? So that was a fun experience. And you were a bad guy in that movie, right? Yeah. It was a bad guy and yeah, it was a really great experience. It was my firsts experience at stage and, from the camera and also with very good actors. Yeah. Post me.

I wasn't a good actor. No, you gotta watch your words. I understand English too. it was, you was a great actor. These guys made a lot of teacher before. Yeah. Before appear in that movies and just teasing. Huh? So now in Mexico city, and I've been doing this podcast, yo soy, and the name

. I remember we made it, we made some hats. We've made some merch because that's what you do in the world. So you can go to our MajorDomoList.com website, and you can find our merch as well as you can find our products in the, I just forget the name. What's it called again? Sube Mercado.

Sobe.

S You'll see it in our landing page. And you can buy stuff that we found here unique in Mexico. Yeah. Inventory will be changing all the time, but today we wanna talk about an interesting subject yesterday. I Rodrigo was busy cuz he's working on a, project in, in, in his city where he grew up called Roma Norte.

See? Yeah. Yeah. Roman Norte and he's actually working on an apartment so he can in fact. Rent it out if he wants yeah. Or live in it in a nice place. And one of the things that happened, and I thought it'd be a great story to talk about today because we're talking about reform in Mexico, things in Mexico from an American perspective and a Mexican it's on both and from a Mexican perspective because he's Mexican okay.

He grew up in Roman and he's has a little history here where actually his whole life. And we thought it'd be a great idea to talk about what's going on one subject matter. I talked about that we're not gonna talk about today was gentrification. Yeah, him and I have had a lot of conversations on gentrification, but today I decided I wanted to talk about something different.

I wanted talk about what's happening with the president, president Andre Manuel said. And Manuel Lopez. Oh yeah. And right now there's a big fight between United States, Canada and Mexico, because Mexico, when they created the, north is called NAFTA at first, and now it's called some other agreement.

I don't know what it's called USMCA that was negotiated with the last president of the United States. But the first one starts way back from Clinton. I have a huge history with Clinton, not myself, but from politic. My brother worked with political sides. Anyway, long story short, I won't go into that, but I wanted to talk about the electrical reform last year.

It was it this year, it went for vote. Yes. And it failed. Yeah. It failed. It failed. Didn't have enough ammunition behind it. I believe that I understand why it failed. I think it was failed on purpose. But we're not gonna go into that. We're gonna go into a. And I, when I was talking to RGO today, he was giving me telling me a story.

Actually, he called me in panic because something happened in his apartment and he didn't know what to do. Next. What happened was his electric his, gas was turned off. His gas was turned off. That's right. And as he started revealing the story to me, I became fascinated by the story. And when he came to back to my place to our studio here, he started telling me more of the story.

And then I said, we need to do a podcast because I want to talk about. The electrical reform. Yesterday I did a small video talking about the electrical reform and how people are starting to say, wait a second, electricity, gas, power, anything that touches the people is a critical element of life in that country.

Yeah. So it's a national security concern. It's a true natural security concern. And if a government doesn't protect that from the people. then other countries can control that people. Okay. For example, what people don't know is Walmart, it's a huge conglomeration in the United States. It's bought land all over the country.

And the reason why he's bought is bought this land, not to build new stores is because underneath that land is natural water. Yeah. So he's selling the resource. Under the Wells. Some states like California are getting wise to that. So under charging anybody, if you have land and you happen to have natural water underneath you, they're starting to charge you for your own water.

So now you see government controlling private enterprise in the United States. We thought it always was precious. Yes. Now in Mexico, that's not the same in Mexico. The government owns all the buildings when it boils down. You live in a building that's probably a hundred years old. Okay.

It's older. And when the gas was turned off, I want you to tell me in your own words, what happened when the guy knocked on the door and you couldn't turn on the gas, tell me what happened. The guy arrives and he going to, to my roof and see all the full installation and. She came back to, my apartment and he tells me your installation is good, but unfortunately we, we can't turn on your, gas.

And I said, why? And they say you, because you have your boiler inside your bathroom. And that's why that's was like I, I, That boiler has been there like 10 years ago. What's the trouble. So they made me recontract made a new agreement with them to turn on my gas. And also they made me move my boil.

From another place and they gonna charge me every month a price for, that work. So, let me get this straight a month ago, you had gas in your apartment end up. There was no problem. Yeah. You're paying your month every time you could afford it. Yeah. And then all of a sudden it got disconnected for various reasons.

And now you have to. For a gas company. That's now a private gas company, right? Yeah. It's not Mexican government. No, It's private. It's a private company, a Spain company from Spain. It's a company from Spain that now is charging him to turn his, gas back on when it was working perfectly a month ago.

Yeah. So let me explain a little bit why we're having this, discussion let's first go back to who owns the infrastructure. The building is owned by the. They lease it to you guys, or however it happens, they lease, you bought a long term lease from it, correct? Yeah. Your mother did your family did. And you've been living there since you were little kid since you're a baby, right?

Yeah. Now so, construction work was done on it. You guys fixed it, somebody fixed it. So you're using it. Then all of a sudden the electric the, gaskets turned off and now you have to pay more money to get it redesigned. So that meets the requirements of this private company that now you have to pay gas to yeah.

this is my problem. This private company was, this deal with Binette though from 2012 to 2018, he struck a deal with these private companies that privatized certain industries. And it ha this is what AMLO is fighting for against. He doesn't want the privatization of these utilities that are basis structure for all of Mexican.

Yeah. Okay. Everybody needs gas so they can have hot water in their apartment. Yeah. Everybody needs electricity. So they have electricity into the apartment. Everybody needs these certain infrastructure things that you're paying taxes for. Correct? Yeah. The government you are paying taxes for something.

Okay. So clearly what pian Netto did was pretty smart for the government is now the government isn't paying for anything, even though you're paying taxes to them. Because what's happening is they've the politicians in Mexico, just like they do in the United States have set policy by working with private companies, to privatize certain commodities necessities that you need to survive as a Mexican.

And now when you have to do an upgrade, not because you have to, but because the government's forcing you, I know when he first called me and said because the government. And I started laughing. I'm like yeah, that's the government rules, but those rules were initiated because who's, making the money.

Then when he told me the gas company came back and says, oh, gotta, what's a deal for you. RGO for 59 99 a month, fast sauce. You can pay for this upgrade. We're gonna give you that you don't need, but because the government mandated it and us as the good guys are gonna help you. Yeah. Yeah. How do you feel?

Do you feel like he's a good guy? I feel like an assault. an assault. He's insulting your pocket. Yeah. 10 PEs at a time. Okay. And what's the Mexican skin wage, 120 PEs. Okay. And if you're paying 120 PEs a month to fix this thing, when we find out tomorrow, That's gonna be highway robbery and you will be insulted.

Yeah. Insulted and assaulted Double assaulted. See, that's what I'm talking about. I'm gonna get on a subject matter that people don't like a lot, but I really criticize this mayor from Mexico city a lot. Like you don't agree necessarily, or I do agree. The issue is this.

She's building this train that goes through Mexico and I call it the train through nowhere that money, those billions of. That can use to build that train in nine months. So she has something good to show us that she can try to run for president. Okay. And she's done something for Mexico and react shows that she's done nothing for Mexico because those billions of dollars could have easily paid for this guy's gas improvements.

okay. But instead they advised away the government has to stick it to the Mexican, the poor Mexican, because they let. PTO with the monies in his pocket. He's in Spain now, right? Yeah. He's in Spain with 500 million vessels. I heard. Okay. Five, Hey PTO, send him some money. he needs some money. Okay.

Yeah. To pay his gas bills, please he's even asking nicely. So here we have a solution that the government gave the Mexicans that isn't a solution. In fact, it's only a solution for the. So now every vessel that he pays for taxes okay. Is not going to helping him in his crisis of getting hot water, to take a shower.

It's not helping him in his crisis to have water. He can drink from the tap. It's not helping him with maybe building out this infrastructure side of building that the government ultimately owns yeah. To improve the building. And everybody living in this area, especially in Roma. Roma is a highly gentrified area.

And I don't wanna talk about that. Unless this podcast will get forever, but it's a highly gentrified. I do remember though, I didn't wanna talk briefly about it. Okay. When I first met Rodrigo in I met him at that, fountain. What was the fountain called? Place three. Okay. It's a beautiful fountain.

In fact, I found out just recently that fountain was only three ever made and that France sent it to, to to, to Mexico as a peace. okay. A friendship in culture. It's a statue of David. Okay. When I met him there, soon thereafter, I actually met his parents and we went out to eat in the Roman area. We had some tacos, tacos, of course because we were Mexican.

We always eat tacos anyway. So he had some, tacos and six or seven years later when I came back Roma, I couldn't identify. I was like, where's that taco stand we ate at it's just so different and costly. I remember that night that only cost me like a couple hundred vessels. Okay. And that we all ate your brother, your little brother, your father, everybody.

That was the rich man and 200 vessels. Okay. Yeah. Now the same, no cost me 800 vessels easily. Okay. So what I'm saying is here in Mexico city, there's a lot of change going on. There's a transformation in where government is acting more like American go. The politicians are thinking more like political politicians where the, where they find and devise ways to stick it to the Mexican.

Yeah. Okay. Where they're actually in this particular case, when all Rodrigo wanted to do was to turn on his electric his, gas. So he could actually maybe rent the place or do something with the place and all of a sudden, even just live in it, he can't, he has to take cold, hot showers in my place. in our studio, but that's part of the deal.

That's okay. But the reality. what's happening is the government is going in transition. Yeah. We have politicians like shine bomb who are globalists, who talk about things like green energy, but then in the same instance when Mexican kids need them to help, they're not there to help in fact, oh yeah, there is that private companies there to help, to charge him more money.

Okay. Of to improve the Mexican infrastructure that he has to. Out of his own pocket plus his taxes and today he still has no hot water. Yeah. That's basically that happened. so to the Mexicans right now, to the Mexicans right now. Yeah. It's a serious issue. Can you think of other issues just like that, that you see happening?

Yeah. You it's a place called it here in Mexico is there have a issue in the gas price. Because I think two, two months ago the gas has the most highest prices in the history. Oh really? Yeah. It cost us four months ago 10, maybe nine passes and goes to the 15, 17.

Oh, wow. Almost the total price. In that area, the government build a state company. Okay. Call it the gas for, poly star. So gas, it's gas for the weld. For the wellness gas for the wellness. Yeah. Gas for the belt. How does that work? And they sell the gas in that, in the whole area. They put away the, price companies and take, it over.

Take to stop it. Yeah. To stop the price Gouging price gouging. Yeah. What's once again, one of the fallacies in the United. Is that government is not there to help the citizen, although government's supposed to be there to help the citizen in Mexico. We're seeing a transition where half of the government wants to help the citizen, but the other half likes the money that has in their pocket.

okay. So you're not so willing to help the citizen. Yeah. And unfortunately, those, both those people are politicians and there's a lot of conflict. In fact, when ILO. rules or laws about reform electrical reform. And it wasn't just electrical, it's all reform. It was killed. It was killed by the same politicians who were trying to run for, president when he's gone.

Yeah. So it's ironic that they said, oh, we're gonna leave it till next time. You're gonna leave it till next time, because you're not gonna solve the problem. Cause you don't wanna solve the problem because it was available to you to solve. And Rodriguez's example is the example of what I'm talking.

Here. We have a situation where a young millennial aged Mexican. Yeah, Mexican educated. Who's trying to make better in his life level, himself up from his family before him. And he's stuck. He's stuck having to pay things. Now that the generation before him didn't have to pay because being ne Netto wanted to make some laws and no politician after him.

was willing to fix those laws so that the Mexican doesn't have to get stuck. Yeah. Paying for infrastructure that they do not even own. See, that's the biggest pre here in the United States, when you improve infrastructure, the theory is that you're gonna own, it only makes it better for the next time you sell it.

You're not selling anything. My friend because the government owns it. You may lease it to somebody else for a short period of time and make a little markup. But that's about. So the reality is these American ideas do not work in Mexico because the basis is not the same. And that's the problem we have.

And Roger goes, examples is, just one of many that I see as I'm walking through Mexico city all the time. I don't wanna make this podcast too long, but I wanted to introduce you to Rodrigo. And I talked to him very much and he's my sidekick in Mexico. And he speaks fluent Spanish. When I fluent taco.

Okay. And I cook though, and he's happy you . And the reality is this is the podcast about electrical reform. We didn't talk about explicitly, but we talked about it in real world of how it's impacting Mexicans and future podcasts RGO will be here and we'll talk about more subject matters and more importantly, to support us.

We do major Domo list.com and make sure to go to our website, look at the stuff that we're doing. Look at our podcast. And more importantly, join us the next time we have a podcast. Yeah. Thank you very much, guys. See ya. Okay. Thank you. Bye-bye.

The impact of Oil Reform in Mexico City-120:19

So here we are another episode of yo soy. I have Rodrigo Morales sitting with me. He's actually my co-host today in all days. And he is my assistant actually Rodrigo. And I go way back. We actually, I met him when he was 14. We made a movie together. Yeah, called a, he told me he wanted to be a movie star.

So I. Hey, you wanna join us? We're making a movie. yeah. Yeah. In that time I, used to want to be an actor. Also I broke some big girl, ah, at times. So I wanna be in a movie and seek her and make a, some kind of jealous. Oh, you wanted to make you jealous, huh? Yes. we didn't know that one. That's a good.

You know what, that's one way of doing it another way is to make sure that you just do good, good work. You were a Netflix movie too. Yeah. Yeah. I was in a movie in 2020. I, made a movie with Mexican director, the movie it's asalto goddess. Asalto goddess. Yes. Asphalt goddess.

how do you say it in Spanish asphalt? So that was a fun experience. And you were a bad guy in that movie, right? Yeah. It was a bad guy and yeah, it was a really great experience. It was my firsts experience at stage and, from the camera and also with very good actors. Yeah. Post me.

I wasn't a good actor. No, you gotta watch your words. I understand English too. it was, you was a great actor. These guys made a lot of teacher before. Yeah. Before appear in that movies and just teasing. Huh? So now in Mexico city, and I've been doing this podcast, yo soy, and the name actually came up with RGO.

I remember we made it, we made some hats. We've made some merch because that's what you do in the world. So you can go to our major, do major Domo list.com website, and you can find our merch as well as you can find our products in the, I just forget the name. What's it called again? Umdo Sobe. Medo Sobe.

S U B E Margo. You'll see it in our landing page. And you can buy stuff that we found here unique in Mexico. Yeah. Inventory will be changing all the time, but today we wanna talk about an interesting subject yesterday. I RGO was busy cuz he's working on a, project in, in, in his city where he grew up called Roma Norte.

See? Yeah. Yeah. Roman Norte and he's actually working on an apartment so he can in fact. Rent it out if he wants yeah. Or live in it in a nice place. And one of the things that happened, and I thought it'd be a great story to talk about today because we're talking about reform in Mexico, things in Mexico from an American perspective and a Mexican it's on both and from a Mexican perspective because he's Mexican okay.

He grew up in Roman and he's has a little history here where actually his whole life. And we thought it'd be a great idea to talk about what's going on one subject matter. I talked about that we're not gonna talk about today was gentrification. Yeah, him and I have had a lot of conversations on gentrification, but today I decided I wanted to talk about something different.

I wanted talk about what's happening with the president, president Andres. Manuel said. And Manuel Lopez. Oh yeah. AMLO I just say alos I can't say it all. And more importantly, we're talking about. Azure reform. And right now there's a big fight between United States, Canada and Mexico, because Mexico, when they created the, north is called NAFTA at first, and now it's called some other agreement.

I don't know what it's called us. M C that was negotiated with the last president of the United States. But the first one starts way back from Clinton. I have a huge history with Clinton, not myself, but from politic. My brother worked with political sides. Anyway, long story short, I won't go into that, but I wanted to talk about the electrical reform last year.

It was it this year, it went for vote. Yes. And it failed. Yeah. It failed. It failed. Didn't have enough ammunition behind it. I believe that I understand why it failed. I think it was failed on purpose. But we're not gonna go into that. We're gonna go into a. And I, when I was talking to RGO today, he was giving me telling me a story.

Actually, he called me in panic because something happened in his apartment and he didn't know what to do. Next. What happened was his electric his, gas was turned off. His gas was turned off. That's right. And as he started revealing the story to me, I became fascinated by the story. And when he came to back to my place to our studio here, he started telling me more of the story.

And then I said, we need to do a podcast because I want to talk about. The electrical reform. Yesterday I did a small video talking about the electrical reform and how people are starting to say, wait a second, electricity, gas, power, anything that touches the people is a critical element of life in that country.

Yeah. So it's a national security concern. It's a true natural security concern. And if a government doesn't protect that from the people. then other countries can control that people. Okay. For example, what people don't know is Walmart, it's a huge conglomeration in the United States. It's bought land all over the country.

And the reason why he's bought is bought this land, not to build new stores is because underneath that land is natural water. Yeah. So he's selling the resource. Under the Wells. Some states like California are getting wise to that. So under charging anybody, if you have land and you happen to have natural water underneath you, they're starting to charge you for your own water.

So now you see government controlling private enterprise in the United States. We thought it always was precious. Yes. Now in Mexico, that's not the same in Mexico. The government owns all the buildings when it boils down. You live in a building that's probably a hundred years old. Okay.

It's older. And when the gas was turned off, I want you to tell me in your own words, what happened when the guy knocked on the door and you couldn't turn on the gas, tell me what happened. The guy arrives and he going to, to my roof and see all the full installation and. She came back to, my apartment and he tells me your installation is good, but unfortunately we, we can't turn on your, gas.

And I said, why? And they say you, because you have your boiler inside your bathroom. And that's why that's was like I, I, That boiler has been there like 10 years ago. What's the trouble. So they made me recontract made a new agreement with them to turn on my gas. And also they made me move my boil.

From another place and they gonna charge me every month a price for, that work. So, let me get this straight a month ago, you had gas in your apartment end up. There was no problem. Yeah. You're paying your month every time you could afford it. Yeah. And then all of a sudden it got disconnected for various reasons.

And now you have to. For a gas company. That's now a private gas company, right? Yeah. It's not Mexican government. No, It's private. It's a private company, a Spain company from Spain. It's a company from Spain that now is charging him to turn his, gas back on when it was working perfectly a month ago.

Yeah. So let me explain a little bit why we're having this, discussion let's first go back to who owns the infrastructure. The building is owned by the. They lease it to you guys, or however it happens, they lease, you bought a long term lease from it, correct? Yeah. Your mother did your family did. And you've been living there since you were little kid since you're a baby, right?

Yeah. Now so, construction work was done on it. You guys fixed it, somebody fixed it. So you're using it. Then all of a sudden the electric the, gaskets turned off and now you have to pay more money to get it redesigned. So that meets the requirements of this private company that now you have to pay gas to yeah.

this is my problem. This private company was, this deal with Binette though from 2012 to 2018, he struck a deal with these private companies that privatized certain industries. And it ha this is what AMLO is fighting for against. He doesn't want the privatization of these utilities that are basis structure for all of Mexican.

Yeah. Okay. Everybody needs gas so they can have hot water in their apartment. Yeah. Everybody needs electricity. So they have electricity into the apartment. Everybody needs these certain infrastructure things that you're paying taxes for. Correct? Yeah. The government you are paying taxes for something.

Okay. So clearly what pian Netto did was pretty smart for the government is now the government isn't paying for anything, even though you're paying taxes to them. Because what's happening is they've the politicians in Mexico, just like they do in the United States have set policy by working with private companies, to privatize certain commodities necessities that you need to survive as a Mexican.

And now when you have to do an upgrade, not because you have to, but because the government's forcing you, I know when he first called me and said because the government. And I started laughing. I'm like yeah, that's the government rules, but those rules were initiated because who's, making the money.

Then when he told me the gas company came back and says, oh, gotta, what's a deal for you. RGO for 59 99 a month, fast sauce. You can pay for this upgrade. We're gonna give you that you don't need, but because the government mandated it and us as the good guys are gonna help you. Yeah. Yeah. How do you feel?

Do you feel like he's a good guy? I feel like an assault. an assault. He's insulting your pocket. Yeah. 10 PEs at a time. Okay. And what's the Mexican skin wage, 120 PEs. Okay. And if you're paying 120 PEs a month to fix this thing, when we find out tomorrow, That's gonna be highway robbery and you will be insulted.

Yeah. Insulted and assaulted Double assaulted. See, that's what I'm talking about. I'm gonna get on a subject matter that people don't like a lot, but I really criticize this mayor from Mexico city a lot. Like you don't agree necessarily, or I do agree. The issue is this.

She's building this train that goes through Mexico and I call it the train through nowhere that money, those billions of. That can use to build that train in nine months. So she has something good to show us that she can try to run for president. Okay. And she's done something for Mexico and react shows that she's done nothing for Mexico because those billions of dollars could have easily paid for this guy's gas improvements.

okay. But instead they advised away the government has to stick it to the Mexican, the poor Mexican, because they let. PTO with the monies in his pocket. He's in Spain now, right? Yeah. He's in Spain with 500 million vessels. I heard. Okay. Five, Hey PTO, send him some money. he needs some money. Okay.

Yeah. To pay his gas bills, please he's even asking nicely. So here we have a solution that the government gave the Mexicans that isn't a solution. In fact, it's only a solution for the. So now every vessel that he pays for taxes okay. Is not going to helping him in his crisis of getting hot water, to take a shower.

It's not helping him in his crisis to have water. He can drink from the tap. It's not helping him with maybe building out this infrastructure side of building that the government ultimately owns yeah. To improve the building. And everybody living in this area, especially in Roma. Roma is a highly gentrified area.

And I don't wanna talk about that. Unless this podcast will get forever, but it's a highly gentrified. I do remember though, I didn't wanna talk briefly about it. Okay. When I first met Rodrigo in I met him at that, fountain. What was the fountain called? Place three. Okay. It's a beautiful fountain.

In fact, I found out just recently that fountain was only three ever made and that France sent it to, to to, to Mexico as a peace. okay. A friendship in culture. It's a statue of David. Okay. When I met him there, soon thereafter, I actually met his parents and we went out to eat in the Roman area. We had some tacos, tacos, of course because we were Mexican.

We always eat tacos anyway. So he had some, tacos and six or seven years later when I came back Roma, I couldn't identify. I was like, where's that taco stand we ate at it's just so different and costly. I remember that night that only cost me like a couple hundred vessels. Okay. And that we all ate your brother, your little brother, your father, everybody.

That was the rich man and 200 vessels. Okay. Yeah. Now the same, no cost me 800 vessels easily. Okay. So what I'm saying is here in Mexico city, there's a lot of change going on. There's a transformation in where government is acting more like American go. The politicians are thinking more like political politicians where the, where they find and devise ways to stick it to the Mexican.

Yeah. Okay. Where they're actually in this particular case, when all Rodrigo wanted to do was to turn on his electric his, gas. So he could actually maybe rent the place or do something with the place and all of a sudden, even just live in it, he can't, he has to take cold, hot showers in my place. in our studio, but that's part of the deal.

That's okay. But the reality. what's happening is the government is going in transition. Yeah. We have politicians like shine bomb who are globalists, who talk about things like green energy, but then in the same instance when Mexican kids need them to help, they're not there to help in fact, oh yeah, there is that private companies there to help, to charge him more money.

Okay. Of to improve the Mexican infrastructure that he has to. Out of his own pocket plus his taxes and today he still has no hot water. Yeah. That's basically that happened. so to the Mexicans right now, to the Mexicans right now. Yeah. It's a serious issue. Can you think of other issues just like that, that you see happening?

Yeah. You it's a place called it here in Mexico is there have a issue in the gas price. Because I think two, two months ago the gas has the most highest prices in the history. Oh really? Yeah. It cost us four months ago 10, maybe nine passes and goes to the 15, 17.

Oh, wow. Almost the total price. In that area, the government build a state company. Okay. Call it the gas for, poly star. So gas, it's gas for the weld. For the wellness gas for the wellness. Yeah. Gas for the belt. How does that work? And they sell the gas in that, in the whole area. They put away the, price companies and take, it over.

Take to stop it. Yeah. To stop the price Gouging price gouging. Yeah. What's once again, one of the fallacies in the United. Is that government is not there to help the citizen, although government's supposed to be there to help the citizen in Mexico. We're seeing a transition where half of the government wants to help the citizen, but the other half likes the money that has in their pocket.

okay. So you're not so willing to help the citizen. Yeah. And unfortunately, those, both those people are politicians and there's a lot of conflict. In fact, when ILO. rules or laws about reform electrical reform. And it wasn't just electrical, it's all reform. It was killed. It was killed by the same politicians who were trying to run for, president when he's gone.

Yeah. So it's ironic that they said, oh, we're gonna leave it till next time. You're gonna leave it till next time, because you're not gonna solve the problem. Cause you don't wanna solve the problem because it was available to you to solve. And Rodriguez's example is the example of what I'm talking.

Here. We have a situation where a young millennial aged Mexican. Yeah, Mexican educated. Who's trying to make better in his life level, himself up from his family before him. And he's stuck. He's stuck having to pay things. Now that the generation before him didn't have to pay because being ne Netto wanted to make some laws and no politician after him.

was willing to fix those laws so that the Mexican doesn't have to get stuck. Yeah. Paying for infrastructure that they do not even own. See, that's the biggest pre here in the United States, when you improve infrastructure, the theory is that you're gonna own, it only makes it better for the next time you sell it.

You're not selling anything. My friend because the government owns it. You may lease it to somebody else for a short period of time and make a little markup. But that's about. So the reality is these American ideas do not work in Mexico because the basis is not the same. And that's the problem we have.

And Roger goes, examples is, just one of many that I see as I'm walking through Mexico city all the time. I don't wanna make this podcast too long, but I wanted to introduce you to Rodrigo. And I talked to him very much and he's my sidekick in Mexico. And he speaks fluent Spanish. When I fluent taco.

Okay. And I cook though, and he's happy you . And the reality is this is the podcast about electrical reform. We didn't talk about explicitly, but we talked about it in real world of how it's impacting Mexicans and future podcasts RGO will be here and we'll talk about more subject matters and more importantly, to support us.

We do major Domo list.com and make sure to go to our website, look at the stuff that we're doing. Look at our podcast. And more importantly, join us the next time we have a podcast. Yeah. Thank you very much, guys. See ya. Okay. Thank you. Bye-bye.