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SFP Leguleyos Defend the Noble Lie that Mexico Doesn’t Believe Anymore

There is a famous scene in Shrek the Third when the evil Prince attempts to exploit Pinocchio’s inability to lie (undetected) in order to learn Shrek’s whereabouts. But when questioned, Pinocchio engages in some verbal gymnastics to avoid both lying and … 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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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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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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Energy Reform Proposals – the Pact for Mexico Gets Serious

As previously discussed, the Mexican government’s reform agenda – the Pact for Mexico – has pursued a ‘staged’ approach to fulfilling the 95 promises on which the three major political parties agreed after last year’s presidential election. Thus, the first reforms addressed … Continue reading

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Inside the Mexican Government’s Pact for Mexico

Following the election of President Enrique Peña Nieto in July 2012, Mexico’s three major political parties began holding joint discussions on the trajectory of reforms that Peña planned to undertake during his administration. The final product of the three-party meetings … Continue reading

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