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Maduro Legislative Agenda: OHL Reform is a Priority
Maduro’s 6D Assembly has issued its 2021 agenda. The to-do list reflects the desire to shore up political influence and reintroduce cash flow to the floundering economy. But there is just so much internal policy can do as long as the Maduro regime’s legitimacy is in question and sanctions remain in play.… [READ MORE]
Texas Crisis and the Real Takeaways for Mexico
While fallout from the winter storm that pounded Texas the week of February 15th will be extensive and long lasting given the extent of systems that failed and damage it unleashed, it also exposed serious vulnerabilities in Mexico’s energy infrastructure. Solutions are needed but not the ones being promoted by President López Obrador who is singularly focused on midterm elections and in the thick of trying to get his illegal electricity reform approved in Congress.… [READ MORE]
Will Maduro Adjust to an Evolving International Agenda?
As the opposition continues to struggle to find footing, Europe has checked Maduro once again with new sanctions. Meanwhile, the newly inaugurated Biden administration is signaling greater alignment with its international partners. Maduro may seem emboldened by the December 6 National Assembly elections, but now he is likely to face a more united international front.… [READ MORE]
All Eyes on the Electoral Court
Mexican courts are being tested like never before. The Supreme Court is certain to remain in the eye of the storm for some time with AMLO’s attempt to turn back the 2013 energy reform, starting on the electricity front. And in electoral matters, the electoral tribunal is back in the spotlight after once again rejecting INE’s recommendations to place restrictions on AMLO’s daily morning conferences. With a visibly divided electoral tribunal, the impact on midterm elections and beyond could be significant.… [READ MORE]