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Peña Nieto at the Halfway Point

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

To ascribe Mexico's institutional deficiencies to Peña Nieto and the PRI is unfair. At worst his government can be blamed for easing back into a system that it helped create after 70 years of power, one which the PAN was all too comfortable fitting into rather than challenging during its two terms in office in 2000-12.

Dispelling Mexico's Mid-Term Myths

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

One has to give it to the PVEM; its gamble to break the rules from day one paid off handsomely in the face of an ineffective INE. But the MC proved that you can do as well without such blatant disregard to the law.

Democracy and the Mexican Disease

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

This week marks an important anniversary in the Western world: it has been 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta, one of the most important legal documents in history and which laid the foundations for the Anglo-Saxon tradition of liberal democracy.

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.

How Peña Nieto's House of Cards Crumbled

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

Image Source: The speed in which the foreign media bubble surrounding Mexico's government has deflated in recent weeks has been stunni...

Mexico: How Much Has Changed

Enrique Krauze | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Enrique Krauze

The recent return to power of the PRI -- even with its apparent impetus toward reform -- is viewed by many Mexicans as a return to the days of the Imperial Presidency.

Mexico State Legislatures Pass Energy Reform Bill

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a steam-roller operation that ended Monday, a majority of Mexico's state legislatures approved sweeping energy legislation tha...

A Year Of Change In Mexico

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.14.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — This week's opening of Mexico's oil industry to private and foreign investment caps a remarkable series of legislative victories ...

Mexican Senate Approves Major Political Reforms

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate has passed the most dramatic political reform attempt in decades that would allow re-election of federal legislat...

Mexico's Goldilocks Moment

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

With all the hype Mexico's "booming" economy has been garnering over the past, it may have come like a dousing of iced water to see GDP growth screech to a halt during the first quarter of the year, the first full quarter under the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto.

Mexico Telecommunications Reform: Too Good to Be True?

Irene Mia | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Irene Mia

The telecommunications reform, coupled with other significant steps made by Peña Nieto's administration to advance its reform agenda in just a few months may reassure those who were skeptical of the president's willingness and ability to challenge powerful interest groups.

Democracy Without Garlands: A Retrospective of 12 Years of PAN Rule

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

With the inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI on December 1, Mexico's short history of multi-party rule entered a new chapter, after a dozen years of rule by the center-right PAN came to an end.

To Each His Own (Or Cada Loco Con Su Tema)

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 02.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

It never ceases to amaze me how much time Mexicans in Mexico spend trying to fix the rest of the world -- while I'm over here searching for bits and pieces of relevant news about my hometown.

WATCH: Videos Of Alleged Mexican Police Violence Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexico’s newly sworn in President Enrique Peña Nieto faced protests across the country as he took office this weekend, with videos of the police re...

Mexico Preps For Return Of 'Perfect Dictatorship'

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The political party that ruled Mexico for seven straight decades is back, assuring Mexicans there's no chance of a return to what some ...

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.

Mexico's Labor Reform Misses the Mark

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

In its first crack at proving critics wrong, the PRI ended up siding with its old benefactors and left an already poorly designed reform even more flawed. Is this what Mexicans should look forward to regarding the PRI's structural reform agenda?

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.

A Brief History Of Mexican Politics

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

-- Key developments in Mexico's modern political history: Images and text courtesy of the Associated Press. ...

Presidential Candidate Accuses Rivals Of Wiretapping

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The campaign of conservative presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota charged Tuesday that the rival Institutional Revolutiona...

Drug Cartels Have Growing Stake In Mexican Politics

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — Three major political parties are campaigning in the Mexican president's home state, but it's the groups that aren't on Sunday...