Special Report: Can Pena Nieto Reform Mexico?

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Mexico’s new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has promised to move his country down a path of reform. He has already made significant changes to education policy and has outlined major moves in Mexico’s energy sector. Yet promised shifts in security policy have yet to materialize, and skeptics question whether the president’s bold plans will produce lasting changes. This special report looks at Mexico’s chances for reform under Pena Nieto.

Governance

A More Ambitious Vision for Mexico
By Antonio Garza
February 20, 2013

At Long Last, Mexico’s Bright Future
By Frida Ghitis
January 3, 2013

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Will Have Trouble Keeping Reform Promises
By David Agren
July 16, 2012

To Reform Mexico’s Economy, Peña Nieto Must Tackle ‘Culture of Monopolies’
By Cory Siskind
December 4, 2012

Mexico’s Arrest of Teachers Union Head Part of a Much Bigger Story
By Catherine Cheney
February 28, 2013

Energy

Mexico’s Calderon Leaves Behind a Healthier Pemex, Oil Industry
By Jeremy Martin
October 29, 2012

To Keep Mexico’s Energy Reforms on Track, Pena Nieto Must Engage Public
By Antonio Garza
July 19, 2013

Pemex Proves Resistant to Peña Nieto’s Reform Drive
By Sean Goforth
March 21, 2013

U.S. Should Act Quickly on Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement With Mexico
By Jeremy Martin and Duncan Wood
May 3, 2013

Shale and Beyond: The Next Phase of Latin American Energy Integration
By Jed Bailey
March 5, 2013

Between Market and State: National Energy Policy in Latin America
By David Mares
March 5, 2013

Security

Strategic Posture Review: Mexico
By George W. Grayson
May 21, 2013

Separating Fact From Fiction on Mexico’s Drug Cartels
By Cory Siskind
October 2, 2012

Mexico’s ‘Kingpin’ Strategy Yields Little Long-Term Reduction in Violence
Interview with Brian Phillips
July 30, 2013

In Mexico, Self-Defense Groups Move to Fill Security Vacuum
By Catherine Cheney
March 13, 2013

U.S. Intervention in Mexican Defense Appointment Part of a Long Pattern
By Catherine Cheney
February 7, 2013

Mexico’s New Intelligence Agency Part of Changed Approach to Drug Violence
Interview with Agnes Gereben Schaefer
January 29, 2013

With Market Forces Flowing, Mexico’s Cartels Consolidate
By Catherine Cheney
August 22, 2012

Global Engagement

Obama’s Mexico Trip Yielded Progress, Missed Opportunities
By Eric Farnsworth
May 8, 2013

Mexico, China Stand to Benefit From Improved Ties
By Catherine Cheney
April 9, 2013

Mexico’s Pena Nieto Faces Tough Choices on Trade
By Sean Goforth
February 27, 2013

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Inherits an Underperforming Relationship with Canada
Interview with Duncan Wood
December 6, 2012

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Seeks to Build Bridges With Latin American Tour
By Catherine Cheney
September 26, 2012

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