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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a working breakfast with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, October 8, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

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Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday a proposed legal shake up to prioritize a state-run company in the electricity sector would not violate a trade deal with the United States and Canada.

The trade deal that replaced NAFTA was designed to ensure free trade and investment by private companies within North America.

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