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“While Internationally Praised, Mexican Reform Leaves Much to be Desired”

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By COHA Research Associate Fabrizio Chollet

The international community has acclaimed Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico and member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), for his accomplishments as head of state. In 2014, Peña Nieto appeared on the front page of Time magazine, and the accompanying article dubbed him and his advisors, “The Committee to Save Mexico,” due to the implementation of new reforms, such as the lauded Reforma Energetica (Energy Reform) of 2013. Time journalist Michael Crowley, who also credited Peña Nieto for Mexico’s recent economic success, has commended Peña Nieto’s reforms as the “most ambitious reforms in memory.”


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