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Mexico & Nafta - January 2019

Introduction
With Andrés Manuel López Obrador now firmly at the helm of the Mexican government, the January edition of the Regional Report: Mexico & Nafta takes a look at some of the issues that have concentrated the attention in the first weeks of the new administration...
Security
Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has outlined a ten-point plan that he hopes will bring about a positive change for Mexico in terms of security policy; and put an end to widespread corruption and violence in the country...
The trial of Mexican drug kingpin, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera, started in the US on 13 November 2018...
Politics
In October 2018 federal deputy Silvia Lorena Villavicencio Ayala, of Mexico’s ruling Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party, presented an initiative before congress that seeks to decriminalise abortion at the federal level...
Economy
On 7 November 2018 Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) federal deputy Leticia Díaz Aguilar called on the legislature’s auditing office (Auditoria Superior de la Federación, ASF) to carry out an investigation into the national water commission (Conagua), the country’s water resources administrator...
Highlights
Monetary policy shift: On 29 November 2018 Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) released the minutes of the latest meeting (15 November) of its board in which it decided to increase the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a ten-year high of 8%...

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