Blinking in the Face of Protest

MEXICO - Report 27 Aug 2013 by Mauricio Gonzalez, Guillermo Valdes and Esteban Manteca

Executive Summary

President Enrique Peña Nieto will send Congress the first State of the Nation Report of his administration next Sunday. It will provide a far more subdued assessment than one might have expected a few months ago, when Mr. Peña Nieto rode into office on a wave of domestic and international optimism. The economy and job creation continue to stall, as has the reform momentum that secured passage of long awaited constitutional reforms on matters as varied as those of public education, telecommunications and oversight of state and municipal finances. Since those f...

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