Analysis

Mexico’s level of remittances grew in May to $5.17 billion, a new monthly record. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Why Do Remittances to Mexico Continue Breaking Records?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the drivers of high levels of remittances in Mexico.

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura, Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

Financial Advisor ˙

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador last month proposed a package of election reforms. One of the changes would eliminate the body that oversees elections and replace it with a new agency. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Would AMLO’s Election Reforms Mean for Mexico?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Mexican President López Obrador’s proposed electoral reform.

Nicolás Mariscal, Alma Caballero, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Pamela K. Starr, Lila Abed, Rubén Olmos Rodríguez, Georgina De la Fuente

Latin America Advisor ˙

U.S. and Mexican delegations met earlier this month in Washington to relaunch the countries’ High-Level Economic Dialogue.

What Will the U.S.- Mexico Economic Talks Accomplish?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the resumption of high-level economic talks between the United States and Mexico.

Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Michael C. Camuñez, Myriam Rubalcava, Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Earl Anthony Wayne

Latin America Advisor ˙

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pictured voting on Sunday along with First Lady Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller

How Much Is AMLO Weakened By the Midterm Results?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the results of Mexico’s 2021 midterm elections and what they mean for López Obrador.

Nicolás Mariscal, Andrés Rozental, Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Lorena Becerra, Jonathan Hiskey, Falko Ernst

Latin America Advisor ˙

The private Hospital Español in Mexico City is pictured above. /

Why Don’t More Mexicans Have Health Coverage?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on public and private health insurance coverage in Mexico.

Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Felicia Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Andrea Keenan, Carlos de la Torre, Núria Homedes, Guido Cataife, Omar Viveros, Eduardo González-Pier

Financial Advisor ˙

Joe Biden at a podium.

Can Biden Rebuild U.S. Credibility in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the Biden presidency in the United States following tense weeks since the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol.

Maria Velez de Berliner, Nicolás Mariscal, Jason Marczak, John Feeley, Rubens Barbosa, Isabel Saint Malo, Roberta Lajous

Latin America Advisor ˙

Two Mexican states recently banned the sale of sweetened drinks and high-calorie packaged foods to minors. // File Photo: Amada Shepherd via Unsplash.com.

Will Banning High-Calorie Foods Make Mexicans Healthier?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on curbing so-called lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes in Mexico.

Arturo Sarukhan, Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Santiago López, Núria Homedes, Arachu Castro

Latin America Advisor ˙

Governments throughout Latin America have employed sweeping emergency measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In Peru, President Martín Vizcarra has ordered the military to enforce the country’s quarantine. // File Photo: Peruvian Government.

Will Emergency Measures Amid the Pandemic Threaten Democracies?

Are emergency measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic putting Latin American and Caribbean democracies at risk?

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Shannon O’Neil, Sergio Bitar, Nicolás Mariscal, Maria Velez de Berliner, Nicolás Marsical

Latin America Advisor ˙

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. officials signed amendments to the USMCA trade accord last week in Mexico City. // Photo: Mexican Government.

What Are the Most Important Changes to the USMCA?

How will the changes affect the three North American countries, and which sectors are set to gain or lose the most from them?

Andrés Rozental, Michelle DiGruttolo, Nicolás Mariscal, Andrew Rudman, Tamara Kay, Miyako Yerick, Carlo Dade, Kim Nolan García

Latin America Advisor ˙

President Donald Trump last Thursday announced that the United States would impose new tariffs on imports from Mexico beginning June 10, saying the country has failed to stop flows of migrants from coming to the United States. // File Photo: White House.

Has Trump Gone Too Far With New Tariffs on Mexico?

What effect will the tariffs have on the economies of both countries, and how has the private sector reacted?

Andrés Rozental, Nicolás Mariscal, Tamara Kay, James R. Jones, Carlo Dade

Latin America Advisor ˙

File Photo: López Obrador

Will Next Sunday’s Election in Mexico Be Free and Fair?

Mexicans go to the polls on Sunday, July 1, for the country’s presidential, legislative and local elections. What can we expect?

Nicolás Mariscal, Erich de la Fuente, Eduardo Bohórquez, Paul Lagunes

Latin America Advisor ˙

Which Sustainable Development Goals Are Most Crucial for Latin America?

At the first Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, participants discussed the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, or SDGs, which include fighting poverty and hunger, as well as improving health, education and gender equality, among others. What are the most important SDGs to prioritize for Latin America and the Caribbean, and what will it take to achieve such goals on a regional scale?

Ariel Fiszbein, Juan Gonzalez, Nicolás Mariscal, Jonah Busch, Gabriela Wurcel

Latin America Advisor ˙

¿Qué bastará para vencer sobre la corrupción en la región?

En los últimos años, la corrupción en América Latina y el Caribe ha atraído un nivel de atención sin precedentes, con jefes de estado de grandes y pequeños países destituidos de sus cargos debido a acusaciones de soborno, auto-enriquecimiento y el mal manejo de fondos públicos. Sin embargo, los defensores del aumento de la transparencia gubernamental y de la lucha contra la corrupción están preocupados que los cambios sean superficiales y que los enjuiciamientos de políticos de alto rango no hagan frente a los problemas estructurales que tienen que iniciarse para alcanzar el fin de la corrupción. ¿Está disminuyendo la voluntad popular y política para atacar la corrupción?

Nicolás Mariscal

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Will It Take to Win the Battle Against Corruption?

Recent years have brought unprecedented levels of attention to corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean, with heads of state in countries large and small removed from office amid allegations of bribery, self enrichment and mismanagement of public funds. However, advocates for increasing transparency and fighting corruption worry that superficial changes and isolated high-level prosecutions do not get to the deep and structural safeguards needed to tackle the problem in 2017 and beyond. Is the popular and political will to address graft and corruption waning?

Ben Raderstorf, Maria Velez de Berliner, Nicolás Mariscal, Laura Gaviria Halaby, José Antonio Muñoz

Latin America Advisor ˙