The Week in Review: 5/21/2012

May 21, 2012

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 5/21/2012

After the devastating finding of 49 dismembered bodies on a highway outside Monterey that rocked the country on May 13, experts highlighted the surprising lack of attention of the major presidential candidates to concrete security solutions. Dr. Duncan Wood writes for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) about the impact of the economic situation on the upcoming elections, while Fitch Ratings determines the impact of the July 1 election to be “neutral” on the country’s creditworthiness. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 12/19/2011

December 19, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 12/19/2011

Josefina Vázquez Mota has a substantial lead over her two competitors for the PAN nomination, according to a new poll. Enrique Peña Nieto names his campaign coordinator, while the Mexican Congress finally selects candidates for the open seats in the Federal Electoral Institute.  Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 12/5/2011

December 5, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 12/5/2011

Moreira

Humberto Moreira resigns as PRI president over the Coahuila debt scandal, as the PAN candidates debate over security and economic policy. Andrés Manuel López Obrador attempts to soften his image and looks to political survivor Ricardo Monreal to manage his campaign. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 10/17/2011

October 17, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 10/17/2011

López Obrador

Candidates have begun to specify their policy agendas: Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD) unveiled his security, economic, and social philosophy in Washington, DC at the Mexico Institute this week, Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) released a ten-point economic plan; and President Felipe Calderón (PAN) made controversial statements to the press about security. Josefina Vázquez Mota (PAN) will speak at a Mexico Institute and Inter-American Dialogue event on Friday, October 21st, and several prominent politicians and academics advocated forming a coalition government after the 2012 elections to end Mexico’s political gridlock. Read the rest of this entry »


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