Monthly Archives: March 2022

March 27, 2022

Starting Anew

Luis Rubio The paramount question for the future of Mexico is how to create a foundation for its development in the long term. This concerns the eternal dilemma that is the object of distinct proposals and responses every six years but that never pans out. The most ambitious project for attaining this coveted transformation was […]

March 20, 2022


Luis Rubio Angela Merkel launched into her speech as would any president or head of state: with aplomb and clarity of message; but what followed was in no manner like typical presidential discourses. It was at an international congress in Berlin ten years ago; the governing party, the Christian Democrats, had loaned their headquarters for […]

March 16, 2022

A Mis-Referendum

Wilson Center   Luis Rubio   March 16, 2022 A referendum is supposed to be about initiatives undertaken by citizens or organizations of society to advance their agendas and garner support from the voters at large. In Mexico, the proposed referendum for next April (a new means of direct democracy that was only approved in 2019 by […]

March 13, 2022

In the Meanwhile…

In the Meanwhile… Luis Rubio Don Quixote and Sancho Panza: the world of fantasy and of common sense, two sides of the same coin. Don Quixote prefers morals to advancing his causes and considers common sense a waste of time and energy.  Sancho Panza warns his master that the giant he desires to attack is […]

March 6, 2022

No Free Lunch

Luis Rubio Mexicans longed for -such was the spirit of the moment thirty years ago and again in 2018- a successful country, developed, more equal and without the corruption that corrodes everything. But they were never willing to do what was necessary to achieve those aspirations. The result was to be expected: many promises, great […]