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Mexico & Nafta - May 2019

Introduction
The Regional Report: Mexico & Nafta for May provides an overview on some of the most pressing political, economic, and foreign policy challenges facing the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...
Politics
Following several months of scarcely-contained tension, on 23 April, Senator Alejandro Armenta of Mexico’s ruling Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party met with party’s gubernatorial candidate for the Puebla state by-elections, Miguel Barbosa, to settle their differences and plaster the cracks appearing in the governing party...
Mexico has long been a transit country for migrants attempting to reach the US, and the issue has once again shot to prominence...
Politics & Economy
After continued declines in production, poor finances, pipeline taps by oil thieves going unchecked and the explosion of a pipeline in January, things have only gone from bad to worse for Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...
Economy
Most countries in Latin America have issues with their labour markets, but Mexican workers will be particularly aggrieved by the results of a recent study which shows they have to work more hours than almost anyone else to afford basic goods...
Highlights
Downwards GDP revision: On 1 April Mexico’s finance ministry (SHCP) projected that the country’s GDP growth will stand between 1.1% and 2.1% in 2019, a downwards revision from projections published in December 2018...

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