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Corruption in Mexico

Corruption in Mexico: The law comes to life, by Alejandro Aurrecoechea. As public opinion against corruption in Mexico surged from a simmer to a boil, Congress in June 2016 passed key enabling legislation to implement a new National Anti-Corruption System (NAS). This wide-ranging legal and institutional framework – which involves federal and state governments, as…
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Brazil, Argentina and globalisation

Brazil, Argentina and globalisation: More than fashionably late, by Thomaz Favaro. Brazil and Argentina welcomed 2017 as a fresh start. Both look poised to leave economic recession behind and recent leadership changes mean both expect to bolster their economies’ new-found vigour with successes on another front: foreign trade. The accession of Argentine President Mauricio Macri…
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Mexico after the US elections

The Trump victory: Mexico absorbs the aftershocks, by Alejandro Aurrecoechea and Moises Kababie. The repeated chants of ‘Build the wall! Build the wall!’ at US President Donald Trump’s rallies were a headline-grabbing feature of the presidential campaign. Never before in modern history did Mexico play such a prominent role in a US presidential campaign. As well…
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Northeast Asia frictions

From US-China trade to the Korean peninsula, 2017 could still get messy in Northeast Asia by Andrew Gilholm. Alarming predictions for the US relationships in Northeast Asia after the 2016 election of US President Donald Trump have faded, but the outlook for the region remains fraught with uncertainty. Although certainly turbulent at home, Trump’s first 100…
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