As an observer, analyst, and columnist, it has been my purpose to share my views and perspectives about the key issues of our time and for the evolution of the world and of Mexico in particular.

I do not subscribe to any dogmas or labels of left and right; I fervently believe in the possibility and need to maintain a balance, which does not imply neutrality. Rather it is the constant and intentional search for different perspectives and explanations that allows me to adopt and defend clear and opinionated postures.

I was raised within a liberal milieu, my transit through the university years taught me about the political literature of the Left. Later, I studied the American “institutionalist” political currents and learned the essential economic concepts.

I never cease to read and listen. I change my point of view when I learn new things, get to know other factors or when the reality changes. This process results in analyses and proposals through which I attempt to contribute to the development of an open, liberal and inclusive society with the opportunities, but also the limitations, that come together with economic reality.

I do not own any absolute truth. When I write I strive to explain things to myself and to my readers in a solid and reasoned way so that even those that do not share my views would find them worth reading.

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Recent Articles

  • Opportunism

    Luis Rubio The evidence shows that the project is about power, not well-being or development. In this context, the crisis certainly fits like a glove, as the President recently stated. It means, as confirmed by Rahm Emanuel, then Obama’s political adviser, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And by that I […]

  • Failed Project

    Luis Rubio It has always seemed to me a simplistic notion that everything that the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador does is reduced to implementing the principles of the São Paulo Forum, a space he appears not having attended, nor having had direct participation in. Although there could be similarities between the Forum’s proposals […]

  • After the Virus

    Luis Rubio John Lennon once said about the early years of rock and roll, “Before Elvis there was nothing”. The government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador bodes the same. For a year and a half, it embraced an enormous latitude, unknown since the 1970’s, for developing its programs and advancing its priorities. But, […]

  • Plagues and Democracy

    Luis Rubio William H. McNeill, author of the famous book Plagues and Peoples, begins his text by telling us that he became interested in this theme on reading how a warring people that was so prepared and as numerous as the Aztecs, came to submit themselves so easily to the comparatively tiny troop of opportunists led […]

  • Before and After

    Luis Rubio The corona crisis will become a great excuse for the economic disaster Mexicans are experiencing, but it will not change the nature –or the very existence- of the actual problem. The cesspool already lies open. To illustrate the phenomenon, let us think for a moment about the now famous presidential jet that President Andrés […]

  • Easy Solutions

    Luis Rubio  It is difficult to imagine a more striking contrast in government response to the coronavirus economic shock than that evidenced by the Mexican government vis-à-vis the United States and, in general, the majority of the developed world. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has refused to contemplate anything alien to the strategy that he […]

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