Mexico’s President-Elect Announces Cabinet

November 30, 2012

AP, 11/30/2012

Enrique Peña Nieto

Enrique Peña Nieto

President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico will rely on a mix of the old guard from the country’s long-ruling party and new technocrats to run his administration. Transition team leader Miguel Angel Osorio Chong says he will take the top position of secretary of the interior. Peña Nieto campaign chairman Luis Videgaray will run the treasury.

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MEXICO’S ENERGY REFORM

November 16, 2012

This material is distributed by Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates on behalf of the Enrique Peña Nieto Transition.  Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC., 11/16/2012

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto understands that the country needs profound structural changes if it is to meet the challenges of the 21st century global economy. Reforms to Mexico’s energy sector are no exception, including modernizing the country’s most important company, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

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Obama looks to Asia as trade markets beckon south: One-up on China seen as objective

November 13, 2012

Washington Times, 9/12/2012

President Obama’s postelection trip to Southeast Asia presages a greater  second-term focus on that region, but some foreign-policy analysts say that  shouldn’t distract from the need to build better alliances with U.S. neighbors,  which could be key to restoring the nation’s sluggish economy.

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October 24, 2012

Reforma, 10/23/12

En su quinto encuentro, Enrique Peña Nieto y Felipe Calderón analizaron el
desarrollo de visiones en común en la relación México-Estados
Unidos.

 

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Mexico faces partial recount in presidential election

July 5, 2012

BBC News, 07/05/2012

Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico’s electoral authorities have announced a recount of votes cast at more than half the polling stations in Sunday’s presidential election after finding inconsistencies.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the leftist PRD had demanded a total recount after initial results put him in second place.

He accused leading candidate Enrique Pena Nieto of breaking electoral rules.

Mr. Peña Nieto said he was disappointed Mr. López Obrador had not recognized the result.

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Mexico’s New President Vows to Continue Fight Against Drug Gangs

July 5, 2012

The Wall Street Journal, 07/04/2012

Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico’s president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, fresh off his weekend election victory, said Tuesday he plans to continue President Felipe Calderón’s fight against the country’s drug gangs, but outlined a long-term strategy to place more of the battle in the hands of civilians rather than the military.

He also said he saw Colombia, long the U.S.’s closest ally in the region, as offering valuable lessons in fighting organized crime.

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Pemex Overhaul Harder as PRI Misses Mexican Congress Majority

July 3, 2012

Bloomberg, 07/03/2012

Incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will struggle to overhaul the state-run oil industry, a project he has called his “signature issue,” after his party won fewer seats in Congress than pre-election polls forecast.

That leaves Pena Nieto dependent on the opposition to overhaul tax and labor laws, and his PRI well short of the two- thirds majority needed for constitutional changes to open up the oil industry to private investment. He must now convince much of the opposition and his own party to back a law that he says is needed to reverse seven years of declining output in the largest supplier of crude to the U.S.

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Mexico Returns Former Ruling Party To Power

July 3, 2012

NPR/The Associated Press, 07/02/2012

Mexico’s old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage.

“There is no return to the past,” said the youthful, 45-year-old who is married to a soap opera star. “You have given our party a second chance and we will deliver results.”

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For Mexico’s President-Elect, a Strategic Journey

July 3, 2012

The New York Times, 07/02/2012

 

Enrique Peña Nieto

Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president-elect, is as political an animal as they come, although he is an unknown quantity too, one with a smooth tongue and good looks even men compliment.

Now those political skills will face a crucial test as he answers the big question in Mexico: whether he represents the old ways of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, marked by cronyism, or a new, more humbled version of it, as he has reassured voters during the campaign.

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Peña Nieto Prosperity Vow for Mexico Means Mastering the PRI

July 2, 2012

Bloomberg, 07/02/2012

Enrique Peña Nieto

Enrique Pena Nieto rode a wave of discontent with Mexico’s ruling party to win the presidency. Now he must master his own party and a divided legislature to deliver on pledges to reduce drug violence, boost wages and break a state monopoly on oil.

“Pena Nieto has proved during these months that he has political instincts, that he’s a political animal,” Krauze said in an interview in Mexico City prior to yesterday’s balloting. “But he won’t have an easy ride now in the sense that he’ll have to fight both inside and outside” his party.

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