September 25, 2013
By Lucy CongerComing 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 speech.
The agenda is ambitious, and Peña Nieto is in a hurry. He called for congr
As economic indicators flag, Mexico's president remains determined to transform the country. But getting the law through congress could be complicated