Mexico Is Killing Its Golden Goose

By Luis Rubio

The president’s vision for the country is erasing years of institution-building efforts—and endangering its economic and political stability, says the chairman of Mexico Evalúa.

Subscribe to The Americas Quarterly Podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google and other platforms MEXICO CITY — Mexicans seem to enjoy economic and political crossroads; the country is often faced with one because it seldom addresses its underlying challenges. Now, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, has chosen to avoid economic crossroads altogether by simply killing the goose that lays the golden eggs—and even the USMCA is at risk. For the last four decades, Mexico has lived through a contradiction that lies at the heart of...

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