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Member Webex: The Implications of Mexico's COVID-19 Response

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 16, 2020




Is Mexico flattening the curve, using a vanguard testing approach, or is it simply not testing for coronavirus enough? Is President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s economic plan in the face of the pandemic a model for other countries, or will Mexican workers get left out in the cold?

Amid questions about whether COVID-19 will hit the country like a wave or a tsunami, AS/COA hosts a timely, far-reaching discussion with political analyst and journalist Carlos Bravo Regidor and economist Valeria Moy to analyze key aspects and implications of Mexico’s response to the pandemic. The conversation will also delve into Mexican public sentiment about the government's actions to address the health crisis and the outlook in light of the president’s economic plan.


  • Carlos Bravo Regidor, Professor, Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE); Columnist, Reforma
  • Valeria Moy, Director, México, ¿Cómo vamos?; Columnist, Milenio
  • Carin Zissis, Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online (moderator)

Due to the high level of interest in this program, it will be conducted as a private, members-only Webex. Learn more about Americas Society membership or Council of the Americas membership to get access to exclusive programs.

To register, please email Adán Toledo at Space limited.

Carlos Bravo Regidor

Professor, Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE)

Carlos Bravo Regidor is associate professor and coordinator of the journalism program at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico City, a public research center specialized in social sciences. His areas of academic expertise are history and contemporary politics in Mexico and the United States, the bilateral relationship between both countries, and media and journalism.

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Valeria Moy

Director, México, ¿Cómo vamos?

Valeria Moy is the director of México, ¿cómo vamos?, a prestigious economic policy think-tank. Previously, she worked at Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission, focusing on regulation in the areas of development and economic studies as well as markets and stock exchange supervision. Moy was the treasury director at National Provincial Group, Mexico’s largest insurance company.

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Carin Zissis

Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

Carin Zissis is editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. In that role, she oversees digital strategy for the organizations, as well as serving as editorial lead on the website’s suite of content. She is the host of of Latin America in Focus podcast, which covers topics ranging from refugee crises to elections to battling fake news. 

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