Author Archives: Jesse Heath

Anticorruption Update – Reform Stalls, Scandals Intensify

As of the last update, it seemed like the anticorruption reform – one of the last unfulfilled promises of the Pacto por Mexico – was close to being passed and certainly during the current legislative session. Alas, the reform is still … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart – Iguala Interrupts Mexico’s Moment

It only took one month for Mexico to go from model student to failed state. The media is fickle that way. But, the events in Iguala have only highlighted a reality that has persisted in Mexico for several years now … Continue reading

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Anticorruption Update – PAN Unveils its Initiative, Finish Line in Sight

Previous posts described the latest developments with the Anticorruption Reform in the Chamber of Deputies (the Senate passed a version of the reform in December 2013). Although long-delayed, it appears that the Congress will pass the reform during the current legislative session. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Mexico – Foreign Investment

In a previous post, I discussed how informality may or may not weigh on Mexico’s economic performance. Here, I will look at foreign investment, with a particular focus on foreign direct investment (FDI). The issue of foreign investment is a … Continue reading

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Anticorruption Update – Wither the Commission?

In a previous anticorruption update, I addressed the stalled reform involving the National Anticorruption Commission, and how the creation of a Special Prosecutor for Corruption Crimes further hindered the Commission’s creation. It seems things have gotten worse for the hypothetical Commission … Continue reading

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Pacto por Mexico – Energy Reform Passed

Last week, Pres. Pena signed into law the secondary legislation implementing the Energy Reform under the Pacto por Mexico. The final contours of the law did not differ significantly from the changes made by the Senate, discussed here. This is … Continue reading

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Anticorruption Update – Stalled Reform, Policing PEMEX/CFE

Forgotten Reform As discussed in previous posts, corruption in Mexico is a serious issue, costing the country up to around 9 percent of GDP. Thus, it’s not surprising that corruption has made its way onto the reform agenda of the Pacto por Mexico. … Continue reading

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