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  1. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    Mexico's Fox: he's back, with an energy fund - UPDATED

    With the ink only a month old on Mexico’s landmark energy reform – and the fine print of how to apply it yet to be approved...

  2. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2013

    Viva México! Consumer confidence hits 5-yr high

    “A great spirit of change is coursing through all of Mexico,” President Enrique Peña Nieto said in his New Year’s message to...

  1. beyondbrics

    September 29, 2012

    Mexico labour reform: watered down, but still a positive

    Despite a clamour of protests by leftwing legislators and street protesters, most foreign investors are likely to be...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2012

    Calderón and Peña Nieto play nice

    Such good chums! Felipe Calderón, the Mexican president, and his successor come December, Ernesto Peña Nieto, liberally...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2012

    Guest post: The PRI's photogenic comeback kid

    By Alina Rocha Menocal of the Overseas Development Institute What a comeback! Twelve years ago to the month, Mexico...

  4. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2012

    12 for 2012: Mexico: the return of the PRI and what it might mean

    This is the 10th in a series - 12 for 2012 – on key emerging market topics for the new year. By Jorge Zepeda Patterson...

  5. beyondbrics

    October 6, 2011

    Vicente Fox: how to fix the eurozone - and Mexico, too

    Some hare-brained prescriptions have come out of Latin America recently on how the eurozone should get out of its mess. More...

  6. MBA blog

    September 9, 2011

    What did I miss while on internship?

    As most of you know by know, I have been inactive on this blog in the last weeks. When I arrived to Mexico City to start my...

  7. October 26, 2010

    Mexico’s leftwing leader protests from his tent

    It is mid-morning in the Zócalo, Mexico City’s imposing central square, but already Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s small...

  8. December 4, 2009

    The last word: Mexican marketing man brings Homer Simpson's favourite beer to life

    Zaida Hernández sits on a small black leatherette sofa with her friend Ana in Mexico City's King's Pub. The lights are low,...

  9. December 3, 2009

    Homer Simpson’s beer bubbles to life

    Zaida Hernández sits on a small black leatherette sofa with her friend Ana in Mexico City’s King’s Pub. The lights are low,...

  10. October 14, 2007

    October 15: The trouble with Mexican politicians

    Over the last few days, Mexico’s papers have been dominated by two cases of suspected foul play involving Vicente Fox, the...

  11. October 12, 2007

    Observer: Green-backed

    Could the US dollar be destined to join the Deutschemark and the franc in the graveyard of defunct national currencies?...

  12. October 12, 2007

    Observer: The amero? No greenbacking for it

    Could the US dollar be destined to join the Deutschemark and the franc in the graveyard of defunct national currencies?...

  13. October 11, 2007

    The amero? No greenbacking for it

    The amero? No greenbacking for it Could the US dollar be destined to join the D-Mark and the franc in the graveyard of...

  14. September 28, 2007

    Observer: Fox in a hole

    Vicente Fox, Mexico's former president, Coca-Cola executive and cowboy, is nothing if not consistent. While in office, he...

  15. September 19, 2007

    Cautious first step to overdue tax overhaul

    A couple of months after taking office last December, Agustín Carstens, Mexico's finance minister, made two things clear:...

  16. September 18, 2007

    Cautious start to Mexico’s overdue tax reform

    A couple of months after taking office in December last year, Agustín Carstens, Mexico’s finance minister, made two things...

  17. September 14, 2007

    Mexico approves tax reform package

    President Felipe Calderón of Mexico has scored an important victory following congressional approval of a tax reform that...

  18. September 11, 2007

    Corrections - Felipe Calderón; Bruce Misamore and David Godfrey, former Yukos executives

    * An editing error resulted in Mexico's president being wrongly described as Vicente Fox in Nancy Soderberg's Comment...

  19. September 10, 2007

    Corrections

    * An editing error resulted in Mexico's president being wrongly described as Vicente Fox in Nancy Soderberg's Comment...

  20. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2007

    People: HSBC, Harbourmaster/Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley/Lehman, Dresdner Kleinwort

    Jose Francisco Gil Diaz, the Mexican economist who served as finance secretary under President Vicente Fox, stepped down...

  21. February 4, 2007

    Mexico needs to be freed from unhealthy monopolies

    Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s new president, kicked off his domestic policy agenda by launching military campaigns against drug...

  22. February 1, 2007

    Observer: Rivalry reborn?

    Two months after leaving office, Vicente Fox has taken to the lecture circuit. This is something of a bold move for the...

  23. January 13, 2007

    Calderón shows strength against drug gangs

    When, in the middle of an offensive against drug gangs, President Felipe Calderón last week donned a military cap and tunic...

  24. December 4, 2006

    December 4: Time for Calderón to act

    Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s new president, has assumed power at a critical juncture in the country’s history. Not only does he...

  25. December 2, 2006

    Embattled Calderón takes on presidency of Mexico

    Felipe Calderón yesterday became president of Mexico after a rushed inauguration ceremony followed clashes between...

  26. November 30, 2006

    New president faces a deeply divided Mexico

    If one image encapsulated the sort of problems Felipe Calderón could face when he began his six-year term as president of...

  27. November 30, 2006

    THE SHORT VIEW

    Today is Mexican president Vicente Fox's last day in office. The markets are going to miss him. Economic growth in Mexico...

  28. November 29, 2006

    The Short View: Down Mexico way

    Vicente Fox enjoys his last day as president of Mexico on Thursday and the markets are going to miss him. However, growth in...

  29. November 22, 2006

    IMF economist to head Calderón's finance team

    Felipe Calderón, Mexico's president-elect, yesterday appointed six people from diverse backgrounds to head his economic...

  30. November 21, 2006

    Calderón names pro-business economic team

    Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s president-elect, on Tuesday appointed six people from diverse backgrounds to head his economic...

  31. October 30, 2006

    Fox sends police into Oaxaca

    Mexican federal police moved into the southern state of Oaxaca at the weekend in response to growing levels of violence....

  32. October 29, 2006

    Mexican police move into Oaxaca

    Mexican federal police have moved into the southern state of Oaxaca in response to growing levels of violence that has...

  33. October 20, 2006

    Oaxaca peace hopes recede as rebels remain defiant

    With Mexico's Senate poised yesterday for a vote that would keep the embattled governor of Oaxaca in power, leaders of a...

  34. October 19, 2006

    Mexican senate dashes Oaxaca peace hopes

    Mexico’s Senate decided on Thursday that there was no reason to oust Oaxaca’s embattled state government, eliminating the...

  35. October 10, 2006

    Hopes for peaceful end to violent Oaxaca crisis

    The Mexican government on Tuesday hailed a tentative breakthrough in efforts to find a peaceful solution to a crisis that...

  36. October 4, 2006

    Beheadings add gruesome twist to Mexico drugs war

    It is not so much "Headless body in topless bar", as the New York Post once famously headlined; more like severed heads all...

  37. October 3, 2006

    Investors shrug off Mexico’s drug turf wars

    It’s not so much “Headless body in topless bar”, as the New York Post once famously headlined; more severed heads all over...

  38. September 7, 2006

    New start in Mexico

    The long hiatus that followed Mexico's bitterly disputed presidential election is at last over. Felipe Calderón, confirmed...

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