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

  • Votes and Government

    Luis Rubio The Mexican citizenry has been disillusioned for many years with politics. It was supposed, first, that the reforms would restore the capacity of economic growth and, afterward, that democracy would reduce corruption and bring the politicians –these latter the alleged representatives of the people- closer to the voters. Neither of these transpired, at […]

  • Mexico’s challenge: inclusion

    Mexico Today –  April  15 , 2021 Luis Rubio  Inequality is a structural feature of Mexico: social background, geographical location, and the environment have built an uneven playing field since ancestral times. Mexico is not unique in having inherited a social structure and an orography that create unequal sociopolitical and economic conditions. Where Mexico does stand […]

  • China: Where to go from here and Mexico’s opportunity

    Mexico Today –  April  7 , 2021 Luis Rubio   China has become a topic of endless debate: Will China replace the United States as the next superpower? Is China’s trademark authoritarianism superior to democracy? Is China’s seemingly unstoppable economic pace sustainable? These are all relevant questions. The attempts to answer them and define future scenarios […]

  • Mexico & the United States: Zero Options

    Mexico Today –  March 30 , 2021 Luis Rubio  When divorce is out of the question, the two parties have to find a way to compromise. That’s been the logic that Mexico and the United States have followed regarding their shared border. A mere glance around the world proves there are much worse alternatives. Nevertheless, everything […]

  • Mexico’s President: from Bartender to Drunkard

    Mexico Today –  March  24, 2021 Luis Rubio *In solidarity with José Ramón Cossio An old joke goes like this: a candidate offers constituents a choice of heaven or hell. The voter first visits heaven, finding everything calm and in order. Then he goes to hell, where he finds manicured gardens, tables full of mouthwatering dishes, […]

  • Three strikes against Mexico’s president

    Mexico Today – March 17, 2021  The current moment in Mexico’s can be summed up in a tweet published last week: “President (Andrés Manuel López Obrador) prepared himself more thoroughly for (confronting the March 8) women’s march than for the (Covid-19) vaccine rollout”. López Obrador’s decision to build a formidable protective wall around Mexico’s National Palace […]

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