Este artículo fue adaptado de la más reciente edición impresa de AQ. Para leer más sobre el nuevo gobierno en México, haz clic aquí | Read in English Nota: “Probabilidad de implementación” se refiere a la posibilidad de que se implementará una política determinada, no de si logrará el resultado esperado. Reducir la violenciaA largo plazo AMLO quiere una política … Read more Cinco Prioridades del Gobierno de AMLO
Sometimes governments act to stop piracy. Sometimes they don’t. Here are two stories that show very different outcomes.
The Mexican president’s revolution speeds on, with little regard for the consequences.
To hear some political elites tell it, Mexicans shouldn’t worry too much about corruption. Despite polls showing that citizens’ perception of corruption is higher than ever, President Enrique Peña Nieto and members of his government have recently suggested that the use of social networks has simply made long-existing crookedness more visible. Rather than fully accepting … Read more Are Mexicans Imagining Their Corruption Problem?
Emerging media consensus is that Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) will likely name Treasury Secretary José Antonio Meade as its candidate for president in 2018. Such a move would serve the unpopular ruling party on two fronts: it would muffle inherent opposition to the PRI as an institution (Meade is not a party member), and … Read more Mexico 2018: It’s Not the Economy, Stupid
Mexicans are fed up with graft, though their elected leaders have been slow to respond. Now, thanks to an increasingly vocal civil society, there are signs that impunity might no longer be certain, and that corrupt officials can expect political consequences for their misdeeds. “Mexico has awakened to notice that many of the dysfunctionalities of … Read more The Next Step in Mexico’s Corruption Fight
A question institutional investors often ask regarding Mexico’s presidential elections next year is: Can Andrés Manuel López Obrador actually win? Most polls do indeed put the leftist former mayor of Mexico City, known popularly by his initials, AMLO, ahead of hypothetical adversaries today. But the road to the 20 million votes he likely needs to … Read more Mexico 2018: Can AMLO Really Get to 20 Million Votes?
Eighteen months ago, I wrote in AQ about the success of Mexico’s citizen-driven corruption fight in Congress. Civil society groups, academics and activists had pushed for the rejection of a watered-down anti-corruption bill and instead presented their own, sharpened version of the legislation. This citizen’s bill, called #Ley3de3 (or #Law3of3) promised not only to help identify, … Read more How Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Fight Went Off-Track
Mexico is experiencing a dramatic crisis in leadership and should call an international commission to investigate reports that spyware bought by federal agencies to uncover criminal activity was instead turned on critics like lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists, said Juan E. Pardinas, one of Mexico’s leading transparency advocates and one of the espionage targets. Pardinas … Read more Pardinas: Mexico Needs an International Commission to Explore Espionage Claims
This month, facing public outrage over a spate of killings of journalists, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto responded with promises of institutional change and improved cooperation between federal and state investigators. For Mexicans, this kind of official rhetoric has become part of a time-worn routine that does little to correct the country’s national crisis of … Read more Mexico Can’t Fix Its Criminal Justice System Alone
While tweets and speeches may continue to cause consternation in Mexico and Canada, the existential threat to NAFTA seems to have passed. President Donald Trump is now talking about giving “renegotiation a good, strong shot” rather than rescinding the free trade agreement entirely. On the docket will be intellectual property, labor rights, e-commerce, rules of … Read more Why U.S. Tax Reform Threatens Mexico’s Financial Future