January 1, 2013
In his first full day in office last December, Enrique Peña Nieto performed a feat that had long eluded politicians in Mexico: the country’s 46-year old new president managed to forge a broad agreement across all three major political parties for what the government hopes will be a sweeping set of economic reforms.
That Peña Nieto had on day one proposed in his so-called “Pact for Mexico” an ambitious list of measures was bold enough.
But that he had won endorsements for his government’s 95-point plan from across the political divide was entirely new – and was orchestrated for one chief purpose: to signal that Mexico’s new leader has what it takes to overcome the political paralysis that
The government of Enrique Peña Nieto has staked its political future on a big bet that it can push through radical economic reforms. Without quick successes, its gamble could unravel fast