Why is Mexico not running with open arms toward becoming the leader in clean energy production that it was poised to become a very short time ago?
The last thing Mexico (or the world) needs is a privileged expat telling everyone how to go about their day.
New policy limiting the participation of renewable energy plants in the private sector is a major setback for the development of green projects.
The president’s vision of a typical household is basically Norman Rockwell a la mexicana, and he doesn’t seem willing to let go of it for anything.
Since lockdown was imposed over a month ago, some extraordinary features of Mexico’s south have been revealing themselves once again.
If there’s one thing that the coronavirus has taught us, it’s that there’s quite a variety of definitions out there — some more valid than others.
It seems possible that before long the opposition will summon the kind of cross-cultural, bipartisan support capable of toppling the Maya Train project.
Seeing members of drug cartels openly carrying their illegal weapons as they hand out charity to those in need is just too much to handle.
Humans were never meant to live alone, not to mention that Mexican culture and the Mexican way of life are particularly ill-suited for social distancing.
The manner in which former employees of the tourism industry are forced into moving from the cities and back to small towns is aggravating tensions.
Each year Mexico rolls the dice and makes a huge options bet on the future direction of oil prices. It’s called the “Hacienda Hedge” or the “Pemex Hedge.”
Though it would be better not to have to face all of this upheaval, there is much goodness to be seen, had, and acted upon.
While the monotony of quarantine is innocuous enough in most households, certain women around the country are becoming more assured of their danger.
The last sovereign debt crisis appeared in 1994, 26 years ago, and the one before that in 1980, 40 years ago. The next one will occur any time now.
As rich as individual business leaders may be, no business can keep spending indefinitely if there’s no money coming in the other end.
Potential devastation is great for the poorest of the poor in Mexico’s small towns. They are among those who could be hit the hardest in every possible way.
The government is caught: either it protects the poor by shutting down their communities or it endangers them by cutting off their ability to earn a living.
Are we about to see the entire entire health and economic system completely overwhelmed? Mexico seems to be heading there fast.
Like many other populist leaders, AMLO has mostly taken a dangerously dismissive and outright irresponsible attitude toward the coronavirus.
Behaving as if the mother of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpins is a poor, disadvantaged, bullied character is beyond ridiculous.
Cancún airport mayhem and woefully unprepared institutions are the legacy of a government that failed to act in a timely fashion.
While we can all keep our distances in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ability to self-quarantine isn’t within everyone’s economic means.
Despite environmental restrictions, the president approved the state oil company’s plan to develop over the protected mangroves in his home state.
Scary as the coronavirus pandemic may be, concerns over economic survival and enforced social isolation can be just as daunting.
What matters most, or doesn’t matter at all, may be rather different in Mexico from what you’re used to back home — it’s a question of priorities.