Monthly Archives: February 2015

Everyday Life

FORBES – Febrero 2015 Luis Rubio An entrepreneur arrives at the inspectors’ office of the Ministry of Labor to inquire about a fine that he’d been issued. The person in charge explains to him that the inspector visited his company and found that the strips on the floor were 9 cm in width while the […]

State and Security

                                                                                                                                 Luis Rubio Joaquín Villalobos, strategist and extraordinary reader of the criminal reality, wrote a long article* in which he clearly and precisely describes  the dilemma that Mexico is confronting. I transcribe here the core sentences of his argument:   The State […]

From here to the 18th

Luis Rubio Four years is a long time: in this space a country can establish the foundations of its transformation toward development, but also to destroy what was accumulated over decades. The difference lies in the existence of a viable economic and political strategy and the leadership capable of leading the way through. As Martin […]

Seeking Guilty Parties

Luis Rubio The student assassinations in Iguala altered the political dynamic of the country and recast the fate of the government definitively. The crucial question is what the implications are. Judging by the discourse and communications of the President and his team, there is a certain number of insidious individuals who are guilty of having […]

A NAFTA for Politics*

 Luis Rubio Beyond its (enormous) economic impact, the true transcendence of NAFTA was its exceptional character in the public life of Mexico. NAFTA resolved the main source of uncertainty that impeded the flow of private investment. However, its exceptionality resides in that the government accepted limits to its capacity of action vis-a-vis those investors and […]