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Mexico - January 2022

Introduction
The government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador claims to be making some progress in tackling gender violence...
SECURITY
The government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador claims to be making some progress in tackling gender violence...
CORRUPTION
A tried and trusted indicator of possible corruption in Mexico has been the way some politicians appear able to buy luxurious properties in the US and elsewhere...
SECURITY
The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), a United Nations (UN) body, ended its recent trip to Mexico with a damning verdict...
ECONOMY & FINANCE
Victoria Rodríguez Ceja, a former deputy finance (SCHP) minister became the first female governor of Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) on 1 January...
TOURISM
On 15 December, Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) published a report on tourism in 2020, comprising all economic activities that focus on providing goods and services for visitors, both domestic and foreign...
USMCA
On 2 December, economy minister Tatiana Clouthier announced that the Mexican government is considering resorting to a formal commercial dispute panel under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on regional trade and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if the US senate votes in favour of a bill that seeks to subsidise production of electric vehicles (EV)...
ECONOMY
On 16 December, Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) released preliminary 2020 data regarding the informal economy, which comprises not only the informal sector – typically unregistered business that provide goods or services - but also other activities that may be part of the formal sector but which employ workers without legal labour benefits, such as agriculture, for example...
PEMEX
State-owned oil company Pemex announced on 1 December that it had created a new subsidiary that will focus on marketing its oil, gas, and petrochemical products within the national market...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
MEXICO | Raising benchmark interest rate again...

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