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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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A tale of two development plans
MEXICO - Report 13 May 2019
Early in its life, each presidency is required to produce a National Development Plan (NDP) to implement during its six years in office. But the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador did something quite different: his government just sent Congress two NDPs, one authored by his finan...

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Politics: No clarity from parallel NDPs
MEXICO - Report 13 May 2019
Since he won election, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has repeatedly, albeit in piecemeal fashion and in more ideological than programmatic terms, outlined the contents of the new political and economic direction he has set for the country as well as his key objectives: a Mexico without co...

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Economics: What to expect from Labor Reform
MEXICO - Report 06 May 2019
The Senate passed the administration’s labor reform proposal this past week, and the changes to the country’s labor laws and the conciliation and arbitration system are significant, but doubts abound as to whether efforts aimed at eliminating past forms of abuse of workers’ rights might open the ...

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Politics: AMLO’s poor legislative record
MEXICO - Report 06 May 2019
The recently concluded ordinary session of Congress, the first full one on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's watch, serves as a good barometer of the legislative effectiveness and political capacity of the new governing coalition. Given that the Morena-led coalition has effectively built a ...

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Economics: April data confirms a slowing trend
MEXICO - Report 29 Apr 2019
With the coincident index accelerating its downtrend of the past nine months and the leading indicator also slipping lower, numerous multilateral international institutions and analysts have continued to scale back their estimates of Mexican GDP growth, as have domestic authorities including Banc...

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Politics: Missteps and looming crises
MEXICO - Report 29 Apr 2019
As President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is faced by the usual dynamics of any new administration – confronted with a situation considerably more complicated than the new head of state and other incoming officials had anticipated, the commission by new officials of numerous unforced errors, and s...

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Economics: Squaring the circle of Policy Guidelines
MEXICO - Report 15 Apr 2019
The General Economic Policy Preliminary Guidelines for 2020 that the Ministry of Finance released at the beginning of April contain what we regard as generally realistic macroeconomic framework projections both for the remainder of 2019 and full-year 2020. The ministry lowered its estimate of ave...

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Politics: Morena's challenges to the Judiciary
MEXICO - Report 15 Apr 2019
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his party have been publicly critical of the judicial branch, even long before coming to power, including a series of public skirmishes over the salaries member of the judiciary are paid. Last week the government may have opened up another front in its as...

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Economics: Evidence of public finance risks
MEXICO - Report 08 Apr 2019
Mexico’s public finance results remained unfavorable through the first two months of 2019, confirming that officials have very little financial room in which to operate, much less in which to fulfill the new government’s targets on the level of such central issues as expanding investment, increas...

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