President Andrés Manuel López Obrador He denied that his government was interested in the purchase of Telmex after the owner of the company, Carlos Slim, said the company has not benefited from the current administration and is “no longer in business.”
“No, not at all,” he replied when asked by a reporter Tuesday during his morning press conference. National Palace.
The president assured that “Carlos is doing well because he is a good businessman” and stated that “other” businessmen are doing well.
If he increased his wealth it was because he was a good businessman.
This is after Carlos Slim, one of the richest people in the world, said that he did not benefit from the president’s government and pointed out that Telmex is “no longer a business” because it has been “in the red” for ten years.
“Telmex is no longer a business. It has been in the red for 10 years,” said Slim, owner of wealth worth more than 100 billion dollars, during an extraordinary press conference at the headquarters of Inbursa Financial Group in Mexico City.
However, he explained that he has no plans to sell the telecommunications company since it must be a Mexican company.
“I have told my children that they cannot sell Telmex; it is no longer a business, but we will not sell it,” he added in his conference that lasted more than three hours.
The businessman also rejected accusations of favoritism on the part of the López Obrador government.
“I have not received benefits from this government, and I have given benefits,” said Slim, emphasizing that, for example, he has hardly done public work in the current six-year term compared to how he participated in the sector of previous governments.