Mexico showed the way in 2013

says Andres Oppenheimmer:

But the fact remains that in 2013, Mexico was the only country in the Americas —including the United States — where the government and opposition parties broke decades of political paralysis to approve profound reforms that could speed up the country’s development for many decades.

Oppenheimer enumerates the reforms: educational, political, fiscal, labor, telecommunications, and energy, and concludes,

But the fact remains that in 2013, Mexico was the only country in the Americas —including the United States — where the government and opposition parties broke decades of political paralysis to approve profound reforms that could speed up the country’s development for many decades.

Time will tell.

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2 Responses to “Mexico showed the way in 2013”

  1. Dale Day Says:

    I keep holding my breath, waiting for these reforms to fall flat on their face. President Nieto is rare in that he is actually carrying out the promises he made in seeking election.

    While the PEMEX reforms are important, the most important is reform in an out-dated and highly inefficient education system. I pray it works.

  2. Fausta Says:

    Dale, yes, Mexico will have to commit for the long-term.