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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 will welcome 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…
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US-Russia relations

US-Russia relations: The art of the deal, by Emily Ferris. Against a backdrop of difficult relations between the West and Russia, Trump’s oft-repeated comment “Wouldn’t it be nice if we got along with Russia?” drew much attention and a significant amount of criticism. A career businessman who capitalised on his position as a political outsider…
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Mexico after the US elections

The Trump victory: Mexico absorbs the aftershocks, by Alejandro Aurrecoechea. The repeated chants of ‘Build the wall! Build the wall!’ at US president-elect Donald Trump’s rallies were a headline-grabbing feature of the presidential campaign. But this was only one of the elements that thrust Mexico into unprecedented focus during the election. Never before in modern…
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