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  • It’s the machine, stupid

    Luis Rubio The presidential race hasn’t even started and it’s already running at full steam. The candidates do their best to grow their presence, attract new voters and respond to the challenges (and tight spots) in which their contenders put them. Despite the excessive noise produced by the interminable spots in the electronic media that […]

  • Mexico in 2018: A Completely New Political Reality

    Pacific Council of  International Policy Luis Rubio JANUARY 8, 2018 By: Luis Rubio In: Americas  Economics & Finance  Foreign Policy & Diplomacy The presidential election of 2018 will be the first to be held in Mexico without an international anchor that guarantees the continuity of economic policy since the era of competitive, democratic elections was inaugurated […]

  • Development in the New Geopolitics

    In  ¿Y ahora que? México ante el 2018. Penguin Random House Luis Rubio We have been destined to live in a complicated world and in a stage of history in which complexity and change, within and outside of Mexico, are the determinant characteristics of well-being and development. The pace of change could hardly be exaggerated:  […]

  • Viewpoint: Mexico in 2018

    Americas Society Council of the Americas Luis Rubio   The presidential election of 2018 will be the first to be held in Mexico without an international anchor that guarantees the continuity of economic policy since the era of competitive, democratic elections was inaugurated back in the 90s. That anchor has proven to be key to attracting […]

  • New Beginning

      Luis Rubio New year, year of presidential election: an amalgam of opportunities, but also of risks that no robust country should have to live through. Dual circumstances intertwine the opportunities and risks in a most tangible manner: on the one hand, although there have been enormous advances on multiple fronts, the problems continue to pile […]

  • Now and Tomorrow

      Luis Rubio NEXOS – January 2018 For a long time it was possible to imagine that the politico-economic transition that Mexicans have experienced would lead to a new level of civilization and development. There was no lack of reasons to think this: while it was evident that the changes and reforms required to make […]

  • Old Year, New Year

    Luis Rubio The end of each year brings nostalgia for what’s gone, expectation for what’s coming, fear of the unknown and optimism for the opportunities that the New Year might bring with it. Today, the last day of a complex and contentious year, is a good time to reflect upon what the big thinkers, entrepreneurs […]

  • Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin

    Luis Rubio   ARGUMENT Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin Personal enrichment has always been central to Mexico’s political system — and only a revolution can change that. BY LUIS RUBIO  | DECEMBER 26, 2017, 3:39 PM Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 24, 2017. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images) On Dec. […]

  • My Readings

    Luis Rubio “I always imagined that Paradise would be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges     In such a changing and convulsive world, it is of the essence to read about everything, listen to ideas that are attractive as well as repulsive in order to maintain a clear and sharp perspective of the […]

  • Daily Wrongs

    Luis Rubio I do not know, dear reader, whether things in our daily lives seem normal to you that are not normal: the problems that are not solved, the corners at which people are robbed, the floods that return, the traffic jams and all the “little” things that make life unnecessarily complex, which is already […]


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