By Lucy Conger
Mexico's economy: Crunch time
As economic indicators flag, Mexico's president remains determined to transform the country. But getting the law through congress could be complicated
Coming up to a year after he was elected to power on a sweeping
reform agenda, Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico's president,
remains just as staunchly determined to push through changes.
In his first state-of-the-union address, he pledged to see
through the reforms he has already tabled to address education,
labor, telecommunications, finance, competition and energy -
and to get the fiscal reforms to congress within days.
To underscore his point about the revolution he intends to
forge, the president used the words "change", "transformation"
and "reform" no less than 68 times during his 61-minute
The agenda is ambitious, and Peña Nieto is in a
hurry. He called for congress to pass his reform proposals by
While the much-vaunted Mexico moment came and went this
year, the country can still build momentum in growth and
productivity - if you believe Peña Nieto. Under his
plan, Mexico will boast a...
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