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Mexican Finance Minister Quits With Critical Letter

First Posted: Jul 23, 2019 01:51 AM EDT
Mexican finance minister quits with critical letter


Mexico's finance minister has quit over differences with the country's left-wing president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In a letter, made public on his Twitter account, Finance Secretary Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías said there were many economic "discrepancies".

He also said in the letter that economic policy had to be based on evidence and be free of "extremism". The currency and stock markets fell after the news of his resignation. Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez has taken over as finance secretary of Latin America's second-largest economy.

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