The federation’s cost project has been submitted to the Chamber of Deputies by the federal executive and is considering a reduction in the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, CTI.
The proposal establishes CONACYT a much stricter means, without forgetting that it is this council that prepares it to integrate it into the project in the rest of the sectors of the federal public administration.
If approved as presented, a very likely situation given the composition of the seats and all palace initiatives not moved with a comma, Branch 38 will have 31.4 billion pesos, million pesos.
Branch 38 includes resources in various sectors with suspected activities in CTI, Marine, SEDENA, SENER, SRE, HEALTH and others; the amount also includes the budgets of the Public Research Centers, CPIs, coordinated by CONACYT.
The proposal represents a cut of about 4.5 billion pesos from 2022 without taking inflationary effects into account; Inflation in 2022 will be the highest in a long time, with each peso reaching fewer people and institutions.
Unsurprisingly, CONACYT’s government policy includes a reduction, as everything seems to indicate, in the membership of the national system of researchers, SNI; because there is no other sensible explanation for so many obstacles, unusability, lack of attention to users and change of regulation in that system or that an authority explains.
Allow me to give a little digression about what is happening in Mexico.
A few days ago, information came out about the claim derived from the possible commercial conflict related to the energy reform promoted by Huey Tlatoani.
The claim is $10 billion, which is 200 billion pesos for round numbers.
That amount can represent the commercial fine only in the United States, the Canadian one is missing, if the matter is not resolved before reaching international arbitrations.
Needless to say it has nothing to do with Mexican sovereignty, as the regal discourse wants to become rarer, this is a commercial matter, Mexico has signed a treaty that we must abide by, because when the Senate of the Republic signs the treaty, it acquires constitutional status.
Then, if it reaches international arbitrations and Mexico loses that lawsuit, which will happen if it reaches that case, our treasury will be charged for those 200 billion pesos, plus what they add up in Canada.
The 200 billion pesos represents 6.45 times the budget of branch 38 for 2022; So let’s assume without admitting that if the 31.4 billion pesos were a sustainable budget for CTI, Mexico would commit its federal budget to a term of more than six years.
One element of the framework is that the SCJN ruled that this secondary law reform is not unconstitutional, that is, neither constitutional nor unconstitutional; limbo then.
As long as this is the case and the regulation of the electricity sector is carried out to the detriment of business partners and contrary to what is agreed in constitutional treaties, we may be punished.
In addition, if we believe that there are clear indications that taxes are falling, then the economic-financial pressure on our country in all or the main indicators will increase to ensure that the Mexican state can meet its obligations.
Continuing down this road of decisions means that the Mexican CTI is in danger of extinction, at least until lingering uncertainty.
It is expected that disputes in energy matters will be resolved prior to arbitration, that it is not a matter of intervention or that the United States or Canada do not want us as partners, but that we adhere to what is agreed in commercial agreements that no one has imposed on us under our current law, out of conviction and our own convenience, it is also not convenient for us to break that treaty.
It is less convenient for us to have budgets that are increasingly penalized in CTI, we ourselves are predestined to technological dependence, even without fines.