Mexico’s prospects look better now than they have in decades. President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ambitious agenda faces challenges, but Mexico should be able to maintain its new momentum because of its open economy, democratic values, solid economic fundamentals and pragmatic leadership. Mexico has set its sights high, and it can and should aim even higher. By doing so, it may end up a leader for Latin America and the world.

A More Ambitious Vision for Mexico

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Mexico’s economic resurgence is attracting widespread attention and optimism, with the Financial Times recently dubbing the country the “Aztec Tiger.” The change in focus and tone is a welcome one, and has allowed a more balanced and accurate portrayal of Mexico to emerge. Mexico’s prospects look better now than they have in decades.

President Enrique Peña Nieto has been in office just three months, yet there is a sense of urgency attached to his ambitious agenda. Substantial challenges loom, and surmounting them will require his administration’s full complement of skills: from political deal-making and legislative maneuvering to strategic communications and diplomacy. ...

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