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Mexico's Challenging Fiscal Outlook

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

Mexico's 2016 budget is currently under negotiation, with a deadline of November 15 for its approval. This is the first budget that is fully adapted to the collapse in oil prices that began in the summer of 2014.

Mexico's Midterm Elections: The Unanswered Questions

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

This will be the first time that voters will have the opportunity to express their frustration against a government that has been mired in an ongoing political crisis following the Ayotzinapa kidnappings in September 2014 and the corruption scandals that shortly followed.

Mexico's Drug War, Version 2.0

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

The recent capture of two of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been once again hailed as a major coup in the government's nearly decade-long drug war. However, many security experts as well as ordinary Mexicans remain highly skeptical regarding whether these arrests will have any meaningful effect on the state of criminality and violence in the country.

The Slow Suicide of Mexico's Left

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

As the political scene moves closer to the 2015 mid-term elections, the shocking collapse in popular support for the country's main left-wing party -- the PRD -- is looking increasingly less like a temporary blip and more like a structural shift in Mexico's political landscape.

Mexico: Corruption at the Forefront

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

Mexicans are rightfully outraged at the extent to which corruption has been institutionalized in Mexico, and how it has exacted a toll on society that can be measured in everything from GDP to human lives.

What If Peña Nieto Resigns? Scenarios for Government Change in Mexico

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

But even if there are solid grounds for his resignation, will he? If history is a guide, the bets should be on Peña Nieto remaining in his post until the end of his term and undertaking a half-hearted cabinet reshuffle at some point in the near future -- at most.

Drug War Mexico: A Conversation With Peter Watt (Part Two)

Michael Busch | Posted 02.25.2013 | Books
Michael Busch

We discussed the origins and development of the Mexican drug trade, the intersections between neoliberal economic policies and the American-sponsored "war on drugs."

Return of the PRI in Mexico

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Mexico today is in the middle of a dilemma of governance. During the Institutional Revolutionary Party rule, Mario Vargas Llosa called Mexico the "perfect dictatorship" because it had the trappings of democracy, but was ruled harshly by one party. The challenge of the PRI under Pena Nieto is to perfect democracy.

Corruption: Tackling the Root of Mexico's Most Pervasive Ill

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

Ask the experts what they think the root of Mexico's problems is and you'll get a myriad of responses. However, ask the average Mexican the same question, and the answer will most likely be corruption.

What to Expect From Mexico's New Legislature

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

For Mexico's reform agenda to truly prosper, it must have three elements of success. The first (and patently obvious) is that the party which is leading charge must garner the necessary political capital to get it through a typically combative congress.

Calderon: Mexico Drug Gangs Seeking To Replace Government

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday that Mexico's cartels in many cases have moved beyond drugs as their main money-earner an...