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  1. July 30, 2014

    Mexico weighs taking on Pemex pension liabilities

    Mexico is poised to increase its public debt at a time of sluggish economic growth, as the government considers taking some...

  2. July 5, 2014

    Mexico senate approves telecom reform

    After a marathon all-night debate, Mexico’s Senate approved a bill establishing the legal framework for a sweeping reform of...

  1. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2014

    Mexico's energy reform: wading through mud

    Mexico’s historic energy reform whizzed through Congress in the blink of an eye in December, when legislators rewrote parts...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    Watching the World Cup or debating laws - Mexico's test

    It’s a good job discipline is an integral part of the Mexican ruling party ethos. Lawmakers of all shades will need it next...

  3. March 11, 2014

    Mexico president takes on vested interests

    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, has made short shrift of some towering challenges in just over a year in office. Not...

  4. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    Mexico energy reform: all over bar the shouting?

    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, has pulled a rabbit out of the hat. If all he wanted for Christmas was energy...

  5. November 21, 2013

    Peña Nieto sacrifices his political capital on Mexico reforms

    Seventy five years ago, Martín Silva joined Mexicans handing over their valuables – cash, jewellery, even chickens – to help...

  6. August 18, 2013

    Not all forms of resource nationalism are alike

    When Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico’s most revered president, took the then revolutionary step of nationalising Mexico’s oil...

  7. May 8, 2013

    Mexico presents banking reform bill to boost growth and lending

    Mexico’s centrist government announced it would send a financial reform bill to Congress that seeks to boost economic growth...

  8. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2013

    Mexico telecoms reform: almost there

    It’s not quite a done deal yet. But it’s getting there. Mexico’s Congress on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a...

  9. April 30, 2013

    Obama’s Mexico visit to bolster trade ties

    The US and Mexico will use a visit by President Barack Obama on Thursday to deepen trade and energy ties while downplaying...

  10. April 25, 2013

    Angry teachers trash Mexico’s political party offices

    ACAPULCO, Mexico, April 24 – Angry teachers on Wednesday attacked offices of Mexico's main political parties in the capital...

  11. April 23, 2013

    First cracks appear in Mexico coalition

    Mexico’s new government on Tuesday unexpectedly postponed the launch of a banking reform bill after rising political tension...

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    April 3, 2013

    Mexico: where to put the dinero?

    You have to read to the end of a JPMorgan report published this week to find out what the bank thinks are the most promising...

  13. March 28, 2013

    Barack Obama set to visit Mexico in May

    Mexico’s new administration on Wednesday said that Barack Obama had accepted an invitation to visit the country as part of a...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2013

    Mexico: next stop, a rating upgrade?

    Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency, on Tuesday shifted its outlook on Mexico’s sovereign credit rating to “positive” from...

  15. March 11, 2013

    Mexico eyes telecoms revolution

    The Mexican government on Monday announced a sweeping proposal to limit the reach of telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim and...

  16. March 7, 2013

    Bold reforms of president buoy Mexico

    If every government has a defining moment, that of Mexico’s new administration may have come this month when authorities...

  17. March 3, 2013

    Peña Nieto expands power as reform beckons

    Mexico’s ruling party has substantially increased the president’s power and cleared the way for an ambitious agenda of...

  18. December 11, 2012

    Nieto aims to reap harvest of democracy

    Walk through the gates of Los Pinos, Mexico’s official residence, and there is a sense of energy that has been absent for...

  19. December 11, 2012

    Mexican president confronts teachers

    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s new president, proposed big changes to the education system on Monday in a move that would...

  20. December 1, 2012

    Peña Nieto places allies in Mexican cabinet

    Enrique Peña Nieto called on a small group of trusted friends to fill key cabinet posts on Friday, as he prepares to lead...

  21. November 10, 2012

    Mexico charges 14 police in CIA shoot-out

    Mexican authorities on Friday charged 14 federal policemen with the attempted murder of two CIA agents in a Godfather-style...

  22. beyondbrics

    November 9, 2012

    Marijuana: Mexico's latest export to the US?

    Mexico enjoys a long and deep trade relationship with the US, with products ranging from automobile parts and flat-screen...

  23. October 26, 2012

    Mexico’s labour reform suffers delays

    Efforts to approve the most far-reaching labour reform in Mexico’s recent history have suffered a setback in a twist that...

  24. October 19, 2012

    Mexico unemployment near four-year low

    Mexico’s unemployment rate fell in September to its lowest level in almost four years in a sign of new-found dynamism in...

  25. October 9, 2012

    Mexico declares death of drug cartel boss

    Mexican security forces on Tuesday declared that a person they killed in a shoot-out in the northern state of Coahuila on...

  26. September 29, 2012

    Mexico approves sweeping labour reforms

    Mexico’s congress has approved the most sweeping changes to the country’s labour laws in decades in a move widely expected...

  27. September 10, 2012

    Mexico’s López Obrador quits PRD

    The figure who has dominated Mexico’s left for more than a decade said on Sunday that he would leave the parties he...

  28. September 3, 2012

    Calderón pushes labour reform

    Felipe Calderón, the outgoing Mexican president, on Monday proposed measures to make it easier for companies to hire and...

  29. August 20, 2012

    Mexican wave fizzles out in fraud fight

    In an airless tent next to Mexico City’s cathedral, Aurelio Martínez has collected what he believes is proof that Mexico’s...

  30. July 16, 2012

    Mexico’s new star needs teeth to face the dinosaurs

    This month’s presidential election in Mexico saw not only the Lazarus-like comeback of the Institutional Revolutionary party...

  31. July 13, 2012

    Call to scrap Mexico poll result

    Mexico’s electoral authorities on Friday began weighing demands to annul this month’s presidential election after the...

  32. The World

    July 13, 2012

    Latin America: in praise of Henry?

    “Who is Henry?” has become something of a political parlour game in Latin America. I’m referring, of course, to Enrique Peña...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2012

    Mexico: numero uno in LatAm?

    Forget the Bric countries or even just Brazil, the sweetheart of international investors over the past few years: it’s all...

  34. July 6, 2012

    Mexico poll result faces legal challenge

    The leftwing candidate in Mexico’s presidential election prepared on Friday to mount a legal challenge as the official count...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 6, 2012

    Dinosaur spotting in Mexico

    Who are Mexico’s real dinosaurs? The term usually applies to certain old-school fat cats in the Institutional Revolutionary...

  36. July 5, 2012

    Fraud claims spur partial Mexico recount

    MEXICO CITY, July 4 – Mexico’s election officials on Wednesday recounted votes from more than half the polling booths in...

  37. July 3, 2012

    Peña Nieto rival to call for vote recount

    The leftwing candidate in Mexico’s presidential elections, which was won by the centrist Institutional Revolutionary party...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2012

    Mexico’s election – not the easy reform ride that markets priced in?

    It’s still a bit early to discern the aftermath of Mexico’s elections. But what is clear from the results, so far, is that...

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