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Category: Mexico

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Monday, July 02, 2018

Mexico’s Historical Election and Obrador’s Triumph / Politics / Mexico

By: Dan_Steinbock

For decades, the specter of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has haunted Mexico’s ruling elites. After July 1, his coalition triumph - after years of contested elections - could change the country’s domestic, regional, even international policies.

For a year or two, international media touted the neoliberal reforms of President Enrique Peña Nieto. However, as the “reform” narrative has proved hollow, Nieto’s approval rating has plunged from almost 50 percent to barely 10 percent. So the media narrative has been revised it by downplaying Nieto but focusing on the flawed portrayal of Obrador as Mexico’s Chávez who will undermine Mexico’s future.

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Politics

Thursday, July 16, 2015

In Mexico, Crime Is Bigger Than a Crime Boss / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

The July 11 escape of the notorious Sinaloa crime boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, from a maximum-security prison in Mexico has drawn considerable Mexican and international media attention. While the brazen and elaborate nature of the escape will add to the lore already surrounding Guzman, the escape itself carries little significance for organized crime in Mexico — though it will place a momentary strain on coordination between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement. The forces that drive the evolution of organized crime and their impact on society in Mexico are simply greater than any single crime boss.

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Politics

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mexico's Zetas Are Not Finished Yet / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

Scott Stewart and Tristan Reed write: During the question-and-answer portion of our quarterly Mexico Security Monitor webinar, we were asked a question pertaining to the current status of Los Zetas. The question was something to the effect of: "Some Mexican media outlets and analysts claim that Los Zetas have been dismantled as an organization and are now little more than a 'ragtag operation.' Why do you disagree with that assessment?"

This question apparently came in response to our quarterly cartel report (an abbreviated version is available here), in which we wrote that despite the leadership losses suffered by Los Zetas, including the arrest of their leader, Miguel "Z-40" Trevino Morales, there were no signs that other leaders were challenging the current leader and Miguel's brother, Omar Trevino Morales. We also wrote that we believed Los Zetas have maintained their operational capabilities in terms of drug smuggling and other criminal activity, and that they have retained the ability to defend their operations and to continue conducting offensive operations deep in their rivals' territory.

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Companies

Monday, March 18, 2013

Investing in Mexico May Be Once in a 100-Year Opportunity / Companies / Mexico

By: Money_Morning

Martin Hutchinson writes: A hundred years ago Mexico was a very different place.

Believe it or not, Mexico was once a free-market beacon of rapid economic growth. It had low taxes, encouraged foreign investment and had reformed its laws to become more business-friendly.

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Politics

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Constraints Facing the Next Mexican President as Cartels Evolve / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

Enrique Pena Nieto will be sworn in as Mexico's next president Dec. 1. He will take office at a very interesting point in Mexican history. Mexico is experiencing an economic upturn that may become even more pronounced if Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party administration is able to work with its rivals in the National Action Party to enact needed reforms to Mexico's labor, financial and energy laws.

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Companies

Friday, November 02, 2012

Investing in Mexico: Latin America’s Next Largest Economy / Companies / Mexico

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMike Kapsch writes: I’ve noticed people go to great lengths to travel the world, but inexplicably ignore sites in their own backyard.

Take me, for example.

I have lived in the United States for over 25 years.

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Economics

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mexico, the “Forgotten” Emerging Market / Economics / Mexico

By: Benjamin_Shepherd

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMexico is the closest emerging market to the US, after all, it’s right next door but it hasn’t been getting much attention from American investors.

A major reason is Mexico’s close linkage to the economic behemoth to its north. Mexico doesn’t just catch cold when America sneezes; it comes down with a nasty case of pneumonia.

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Politics

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Washington Obsesses Over Syria Whilst Mexico Burns / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile the foreign policy elite in Washington focuses on the 8,000 deaths in a conflict in Syria -- half a world away from the United States -- more than 47,000 people have died in drug-related violence since 2006 in Mexico. A deeply troubled state as well as a demographic and economic giant on the United States' southern border, Mexico will affect America's destiny in coming decades more than any state or combination of states in the Middle East. Indeed, Mexico may constitute the world's seventh-largest economy in the near future.

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Politics

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Hugo Salinas-Price: What Every Politician Needs to Know About Silver / Politics / Mexico

By: Ron_Hera

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Hera Research Newsletter (HRN) is proud to present a vitally important interview with Hugo Salinas-Price, Founder, Director and Honorary President of Grupo Elektra, S.A.B. de C.V., which is now run by his son, Ricardo Salinas-Pliego. Grupo Elektra is a part of Grupo Salinas, which owns businesses in the television industry, the telecommunications sector, banking and financial services, and other industries. Grupo Salinas companies include TV Azteca, Azteca América, Grupo Elektra, Banco Azteca, Afore Azteca, Seguros Azteca, Iusacell, Azteca Internet, GS Motors and Italika y la Asociación del Empresario Azteca. Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management and board of directors.

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Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns / Politics / Mexico

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSuspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists with automatic weapons.

So, why is this being written about here?

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Economics

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Is Mexico a Country on Fire? / Economics / Mexico

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJust a three-hour drive from our offices in San Antonio lies an entrance to Mexico, one of the most promising but precarious investment opportunities in global markets. Like stepping on an ant hill, President Felipe Calderon’s war against the drug cartels has created chaos but the country’s economy has proven much tougher than many thought.

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Politics

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mexico and the Cartel Wars / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn our 2010 annual report on Mexico’s drug cartels, we assess the most significant developments of the past year and provide an updated description of the dynamics among the country’s powerful drug-trafficking organizations, along with an account of the government’s effort to combat the cartels and a forecast of the battle in 2011. The annual cartel report is a product of the coverage STRATFOR maintains on a weekly basis through our Mexico Security Memo as well as other analyses we produce throughout the year. In response to customer requests for more and deeper coverage of Mexico, STRATFOR will also introduce a new product in 2011 designed to provide an enhanced level of reporting and analysis.

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Politics

Friday, August 13, 2010

Investing for Mexico’s Social and Economic Collapse / Politics / Mexico

By: Sean_Brodrick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is a war next door, and our neighbor may be losing. I’m talking about Mexico’s ongoing battle with violent drug gangs. The northern parts of Mexico are becoming lawless, and the drug gangs are taking steps to set themselves up as de facto governments. This could have big implications for Mexico and for its oil production. And Mexico is our number 2 supplier of imported oil.

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Politics

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

US Supported Economics Spurred Mexican Emigration / Politics / Mexico

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDan La Botz is a prominent labor union activist, academic, journalist, and author in the United States. He was a co-founder of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) and has written extensively on worker rights in the United States and Mexico. His writing appears frequently in Against the Current, Counterpunch, Labor Notes, Monthly Review, New Labor Forum and Z Magazine. He is the editor of Mexican Labor News & Analysis.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Is the CIA behind Mexico's Bloody Drug War? / Politics / Mexico

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Friday, two patrol cars were ambushed by armed gunman in downtown Ciudad Juarez. In the ensuing firefight, seven policemen were killed as well as a 17-year old boy who was caught in the crossfire. All of the assailants escaped uninjured fleeing the crime-scene in three SUVs. The bold attack was executed in broad daylight in one of the busiest areas of the city. According to the Associated Press:

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Politics

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Mexico in Crisis, The Struggle for Balance / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week’s Geopolitical Intelligence Report provided a high-level assessment of the economic forces that affect how the Mexican people and the Mexican government view the flow of narcotics through that country. Certainly at that macro level, there is a lot of money flowing into Mexico and a lot of people, from bankers and businessmen to political parties and politicians, are benefiting from the massive influx of cash. The lure of this lucre shapes how many Mexicans (particularly many of the Mexican elite) view narcotics trafficking. It is, frankly, a good time to be a banker, a real estate developer or a Rolex dealer in Mexico.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Workers, Socialization of Banking Debts and Crisis in Mexico / Politics / Mexico

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThomas Marois writes: A striking feature of the global financial crisis is the narrow and technical focus on banks and financial corporations without accounting for ordinary workers in these institutions and in society more broadly. Yet through the intensification of work, workers have also underwritten the profitability of finance. This has been generally ignored.

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Politics

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Obama's Role in the Militarization of Mexico, Interview with Laura Carlsen  / Politics / Mexico

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Militarization is not the way to deal with Mexico's political crisis." Laura Carlsen

 Mike Whitney--- Will you explain what Plan Mexico is and how it relates to the North American Free Trade Agreement? (NAFTA)

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Politics

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mexico At War with the Drug Cartels / Politics / Mexico

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere are two cartel wars currently raging in Mexico that have combined to produce record levels of violence in 2009. The first war is the struggle between the government of Mexico and the drug cartels. The second, a parallel war, is the fight among the various cartels as they compete for control of lucrative supply routes. Shortly after his inauguration in December 2006, President Felipe Calderon launched an all-out effort to target the cartels, which he viewed as a major threat to Mexico’s security and stability.

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Economics

Friday, November 13, 2009

Is Mexico the “New” China? / Economics / Mexico

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: When it comes to global manufacturing, Mexico is quickly emerging as the “new” China.

According to corporate consultant AlixPartners, Mexico has leapfrogged China to be ranked as the cheapest country in the world for companies looking to manufacture products for the U.S. market. India is now No. 2, followed by China and then Brazil.

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