MEXICO

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Mauricio Gonzalez
Former Director of Economic Policy, Finance Ministry
Guillermo Valdes
Former Director, Center of Investigation & National Security
Jesus Reyes Heroles G.G.
Former Secretary of Energy; Ambassador to the U.S.

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Economics: What is measured can be improved
MEXICO - Report 19 Aug 2019
Last week we took up the results of Inegi’s most recent National Household Income and Expenditure Survey and the accompanying analysis by Coneval of how the varying forms of poverty are evolving, including evidence of significant setbacks recorded by some multidimensional poverty indicators that ...

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Politics: The National Guard’s enigmatic rollout
MEXICO - Report 19 Aug 2019
It comes as no surprise that security remains the most pressing problem on citizens’ minds today as 2019 is well on its way toward surpassing 2018 as the year with the highest homicide rate at least since 1989. The problem is highlighted by a resurgence of large-scale gangland massacres, especial...

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Politics: What sort of opposition can endure?
MEXICO - Report 12 Aug 2019
At least one, and perhaps both of the main opposition parties in Mexico will hold leadership contests in the coming days and weeks, with significant implications for the political situation. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) held a national consultation last Sunday to elect a new nation...

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Economics: Less inequality, but new trouble areas
MEXICO - Report 12 Aug 2019
Last week’s release of the National Statistics Institute’s bi-annual National Household Income and Expenditure Survey (Enigh), which corresponds to the period between 2017 and 2018, and the accompanying analysis of how the various dimensions and degrees of poverty have evolved from Coneval, deliv...

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Economics: Barely dodging a recession, for now
MEXICO - Report 05 Aug 2019
Last Wednesday’s preliminary report on second quarter GDP defied expectations that the Mexican economy may have embarked on a recession, but only by the barest of margins, as activity gained a single basis point over levels of the previous quarter and only 0.4% compared to a year earlier. But in ...

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Politics: No answer to soaring violence
MEXICO - Report 05 Aug 2019
Inegi has released its annual report on homicides in Mexico corresponding to 2018, and the data confirms that the year was the most violent since the institute first began publishing such data in 1990. With the exception of a slight downtrend from mid-2011 to late 2014, increasing homicidal viole...

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Economics: Pemex retreats to a closed model
MEXICO - Report 29 Jul 2019
Pemex recently made good on a longstanding promise to deliver its new five-year business plan, which covers most of the six-year term of office of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The administration had been offering previews of some of the plan’s features in recent months as it tested the ...

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Politics: Human rights body is the latest target of the government
MEXICO - Report 29 Jul 2019
From the moment he took office, the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been especially outspoken in its denunciations of autonomous bodies, especially those that are mainly focused on economic matters. The energy regulatory and federal competition commissions have received th...

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Economics: Investor and consumer debt aversions
MEXICO - Report 22 Jul 2019
Over the past year Mexican consumers and investors have grown increasingly cautious when it comes to taking on new debt as they brace for the potential ramifications of risks at home and abroad. The amount of financing entering the Mexican economy appeared to have been essentially flat during the...

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