In this issue

Mexico’s reform plan lifts hopes for greater prosperity

Mexico’s reform plan lifts hopes for greater prosperity

Some forecast that cross-party agreement on new policies could stimulate growth to 6% a year, writes John-Paul Rathbone

Energy: Pemex stands at heart of ambitious legislative agenda

Fundamental change would signal that the country was open for business, writes John-Paul Rathbone

Oil: Big find that fuelled complacency

Cantarell’s generosity has translated into a lack of exploration for new fields, writes Adam Thomson

Security: Vigilante groups highlight public frustration with police force

For all the excitement about growth prospects, international drugs crime remains a huge problem, writes Adam Thomson

Immigration: Pressure mounts on Obama to overhaul citizenship requirements

Hispanic voters comprise the fastest growing part of the electorate, reports Anna Fifield

Politics: Unity provides reason for cheer

The setting aside of differences is welcome but might not last, writes Adam Thomson

View from Washington: Chance to upgrade relationship stymied by events on the border

Obama’s handling of immigration reform will set the tone for what is possible, writes Edward Luce

Competition policy: New rules bring party to an end for dominant operators

President lands several punches that have shaken the slow and corporatist economy, writes Adam Thomson

Financial services: Rising middle class needs to bank locally

Credit is expected to expand four or five times faster than the economy, writes Adam Thomson

Business clusters: Public-private strategy aims to attract foreign investors

Partnerships help reduce bottlenecks, says Adam Thomson