Peru is not the only country that is currently barred from FIDE's rating list, Mexico is suffering from the same ailment due to finances. It all began on December 31, 2009 when FM Manuel Lopez Michelone of Mexico posted his first article on the subject in the popular Mexican chess portal www.ajedrezenmexico.org (AJEDREZ EN MEXICO). In a matter of days, several Mexican chess blogs joined together requesting the Mexican Chess Federation (FENAMAC) explain to its members the reason for FIDE blacklisting Mexico. After nine days of silence, Mr. Raul Hernandez, President of the FENAMAC finally issued a communique explaining the lack of funds from the government for the impasse: www.fenamac.org.mx,
Needless to say, the heat is on the leadership of the current administration for not informing its members in due time of this situation and for the lack of foresight in not preparing for its financial downturn.
The FENAMAC assures its membership that by early spring Mexico should be current on its FIDE payments.
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