Mexican peso banknotes are pictured at a currency exchange shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
September 8, 2019
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government expects a 0.7% primary fiscal surplus in its 2020 budget, a blueprint released on Sunday shows, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador aims to balance spending priorities with a slowing economy.
Lopez Obrador’s second budget since winning a landslide election victory last year aims to boost spending on social welfare programs, security and state-run oil company Pemex, while at the same time eschewing new taxes or fuel price spikes.
(Reporting by Sharay Angulo and David Alire Garcia; Editing by Anthony Esposito)