Monthly Archives: May 2021

May 30, 2021

What’s Important

Luis Rubio Next Sunday will be a key day for the future of Mexico. It is the day on which the electorate will decide whether it will vote for the existence of counterweights to power or whether it will ratify the course that, step by step, the president has been leading Mexico toward the total […]

May 23, 2021

No Way Back

Luis Rubio An old aphorism holds that nostalgia is not what it used to be. However, it constitutes a heavy burden that never quite disappears. There are two sources of nostalgia that cloud Spartans and Trojans in current Mexican politics. The president leads with his nostalgia for the seventies, the idyllic moment in his memory […]

May 20, 2021

Testimony Before the U.S.-China Commission Economic and Security Review Commission

Luis Rubio Ph.D. Chairman, Mexico Evalua Woodrow Wilson Center Global Fellow The US-China-Mexico Triangle: a strategic assessment  Testimony Before the U.S.-China Commission Economic and Security Review Commission May 20, 2021 After four decades of extraordinary transformation, no one can doubt the enormous ambitions of China as a world power. This transformation was dramatically aided and […]

May 16, 2021

Tragedy and Farse

Luis Rubio The old Soviet Union maintained cohesiveness due to the ideological monopoly that the Communist Party exercised during an era in which access to information was totally controlled by the government. In fact, says David Satter,* “the imaginary world of Marxist–Leninist ideology never really went away because the issue was never its validity but […]

May 9, 2021

Order and chaos, lessons for Mexico

Mexico Today –  May 11, 2021 Luis Rubio   It’s puzzling how countless countries, particularly in Asia, reconcile tremendous disorder with extraordinary economic performance. Anyone who has observed the chaotic street traffic in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, or India, would never imagine that these are the countries posting the highest growth rates in recent decades. Even more […]

May 2, 2021

Mexico: There Are Still Judges!

  Mexico Today –  May 05, 2021 Luis Rubio   In an old Prussian tale, famous in the legal world, a king decides to expropriate a miller’s estate because it obstructs the view from his palace. The miller goes to the higher court in Berlin, who agrees with him and forces the king to pay him […]