Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


At a time when Mexico is undergoing enormous changes, recently elected president Enrique Peña Nieto is pushing ahead some of the country’s most ambitious reforms in decades. Soon after taking office, Peña Nieto implemented a campaign to change the country’s image, and it seems to be working.

But what has appeared in well-respected outlets may not reflect the true state of the country. Beneath the veneer of a burgeoning economy, glowing tourism ads and the recent passage of landmark reforms is a political system fraught with ever more entrenched corruption, according to Denise Dresser, a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Steve Fisher
Publication date: 
March 26, 2014
Publication type: 
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