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Mexico Missing from Presidential Race

I am a serious political junkie, and become absolutely consumed during every U.S. presidential campaign. I spend way too much time reading coverage of both the Democrat and Republican candidates, watching the debates, etc. In this cycle, I am disappointed … 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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What’s Wrong with Mexico’s Economy – Informality

Journalists are running out of adjectives to describe Mexico’s recent economic performance: disappointing, slow, lackluster, stalled, etc. But they are not running out of people to cheerily forecast that improvement is right around the corner. This is the narrative pivot … Continue reading

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Pacto por Mexico – Telecom Reform Passed

On Monday, July 14, President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) signed the much-delayed telecom reform into law (full text of the reform here, in Spanish). EPN’s administration is fond of using infographics to communicate, and the telecom reform was no exception. … Continue reading

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Mexico’s New Anticorruption Initiative – Facelift or Reconstructive Surgery?

In a previous post, we asked how Mexico should approach the urgent need to reduce the level of corruption in the country. Indeed, anticorruption measures are one of the key reform promises of the government’s Pacto por Mexico. Mexico’s problem … Continue reading

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EPN Announces Tax Reform

On September 9, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (“EPN”) released his proposed tax reform, which is aimed at fulfilling promises 69-73 of the Pacto por Mexico. Those promises are: 69: increase efficiency of tax collection 70: strengthening of federalism 71: … Continue reading

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Why Mexico?

The Mexico Monitor will be a blog dedicated to all developments in Mexican law, politics, and business. For those who do not know, this is the second blog in the ‘monitor’ series – I also have been blogging at The … Continue reading

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