Monthly Archives: July 2021

July 25, 2021


Luis Rubio An ancient Chinese proverb argues that “when there is turmoil under the heavens, little problems become big problems, and big problems are not dealt with at all. When there is order under the heavens, big problems are reduced to small problems, and small problems should not obsess us.” Judging by the account furnished […]

July 18, 2021

Pettiness or Greatness

Luis Rubio The dearth of statesmen in the world, argued Napoleon, is due to the complexity inherent in the function: “to get power you need to display absolute pettiness. To exercise power, you need to show true greatness.” Nearly three years after he assumed the presidency, it is evident that Andrés Manuel López Obrador does […]

July 11, 2021

Mexico and the Art of Governing

  Mexico Today –  July 14, 2021 Luis Rubio  Governing is the art of managing the gap between citizen expectations and day-to-day realities says Argentinean economist David Konzevik. Mexico is a living example of the huge rift between both elements and also of the inability of its government to bridge it. The question here is why. […]

July 4, 2021

Unfortunate Bedfellows

Mexico Today –  July 07, 2021 Luis Rubio  No one can mistake the government of China for the government of Mexico. Regardless of their huge historical and cultural differences, both countries are pursuing transformation, each in its own way and style. Whatever the future of the Asian giant holds, the great contrast between the two countries […]