Mexico: "A Mosaic of Different Realities"
A day after his inauguration as President of Mexico in 2012, Enrique Pe a Nieto announced a Pact for Mexico - a slate of institutional reforms for education, energy, fiscal policy, telecommunications, banking and antitrust. These initiatives, enacted over the next several years, were designed to alleviate a host of historic problems that had held back Mexico's economic development. By 2017, although the President's popularity was at an all-time low, these initiatives were beginning to affect the economy. The salient questions were (1) whether they would really work and (2) whether the political order would shift radically to the left in 2018.