Monthly Archives: June 2021

June 27, 2021

Mexico’s cycle of reforms

Mexico Today –  July 02, 2021 Luis Rubio  There’s an old proverb that says that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Something like this happened to Mexico in the late 20th century with several reforms of its electoral system. The reforms were devised by political actors who wanted to lead Mexico towards, first, […]

June 20, 2021

The Mexican president’s harm to institutions

Mexico Today –  June  23, 2021 Luis Rubio  President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to power in 2018 with the clear idea that the economic and government reforms economic that previous Mexican administrations enacted since 1983 had to be repealed. In his mind, Mexico’s problems began with those reforms, so repealing them was a must. Since […]

June 13, 2021

Mexico’s next three years

Mexico Today –  June 15, 2021 Luis Rubio   Citizens spoke loud and clear during Mexico’s midterm election. Now, the entire political system will have to adapt to a new reality. In a show of great wisdom, Mexicans ratified its trust in the the country’s independent elections authority (INE), rejected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s excesses, demanded […]

June 6, 2021

Let’s Vote

 Luis Rubio Today’s the day, the day of the citizenry. The day on which, with their vote, the citizens will individually express their feel for the government and their expectation for the future. There have been few times that a midterm election has been so transcendental, and that is because the President has defined the […]

June 1, 2021

Mexican Nostalgia

  WILSON CENTER, Mexico Institute 6/1/2021   By 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. Two sources of nostalgia cloud Tyrians and Trojans in current Mexican politics. AMLO leads with his nostalgia for the 70s, the idyllic moment in his […]