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Mexico - September 2020

Introduction
This month’s Latin American Regional Report: Mexico looks at issues in the spheres of fiscal policy, domestic trade, and economic development that the government faces...
Economy & Politics
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on 19 August attended with his cabinet the LIX plenary meeting of the national conference of governors (Conago) in San Luis Potosí, the capital of the eponymous state...
Economy
Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) released on 21 August its latest figures on domestic trade, which includes both retail and wholesale of goods and services...
Development
The United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) released its Human Development and Covid-19 in Mexico: Challenges for a Sustainable Recovery report on 14 July...
Foreign Relations
The death of at least three Mexican migrant workers due to coronavirus (Covid-19) in Canada has prompted Mexico’s national human rights commission (CNDH) to launch an investigation into the circumstances in which they died and the situation of Mexican migrant workers in Canada...
Security
An investigative report by anti-corruption organisations has outlined how a Romanian criminal group arrived in the Riviera Maya tourist hot spot in Mexico’s Caribbean coast and appears to have settled there in the space of just a few years...
Politics & Security
Mexico’s federal midterm legislative and state elections may still be a year away, but social media platforms are already taking steps to ensure that the campaigning leading up to these is as transparent and fair as possible...
Economic Highlights
Falling investment: On 6 August Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) released figures for May on gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), according to which investment in fixed capital goods such as machinery and equipment fell by 38.4% year-on-year, and by 4.5% compared with April...

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