Mexico’s economy is booming, despite loud concerns that returning power to the traditional Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) would mean a return to a despotic cronyism. It is the second largest export market and has a flourishing network of trade internationally. The incessant drug war is also seeing somewhat more peaceful days. However, corruption, poverty, crime and meager public services continue to weigh the country down as a credible player on the world stage.
Will Mexico rise as a solid and even leading neighbor to the United States and Latin American countries – or will this be a short-termed prosperity that will again be swindled away as it was during the previous 100 years under the (PRI) Party? Continue reading