What’s Wrong with Mexico & How to Fix It


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While there has recently been a lot of attention paid to Mexico, most of it has focused on its relations with the Trump administration and particularly regarding trade and migration. Mexico has seen advances on the domestic front, but it still confronts enormous political, economic and social challenges. Security and corruption are high on the national agenda and remain serious concerns. President Peña Nieto pursued important reforms, but these confront difficulties that are likely to figure prominently in the public debate in advance of the next presidential elections in July 2018. Meanwhile, many Mexicans are left to wonder what a path forward might look like. 

The Dialogue is pleased to host Denise Dresser, one of Mexico’s most visible and influential political analysts, for this wide-ranging discussion on her country’s national challenges and what should be done to address them. 

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Denise Dresser

Professor of Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (@DeniseDresserG)


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)


Denise Dresser is a Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic. She is a professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and the author of numerous publications on Mexican politics and U.S.-Mexico relations. Michael Shifter is the president of the Inter-American Dialogue.