Videgaray to Be Mexican Finance Head as Pena Nieto Takes Power-Mexico Institute in the News

December 5, 2012

Bloomberg Business Week, 11/30/2012

Vidgaray

Vidgaray

His most immediate challenges will be to overhaul the tax system and open the energy industry to more private investment.

“It’s absolutely a fantastic choice,” said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “It’s recognition for all the hard work and it gives him a very powerful position in Mexico. I think markets are going to see that as a very positive step forward.”

One position Pena Nieto has yet to name is his ambassador to the U.S., Mexico’s top trade partner and its neighbor along a 2,000-mile border.

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Mexico police chief stands down

February 21, 2009

BBC, 2/21/2009

police2Roberto Orduna stepped down hours after a policeman and a prison guard were killed in the city, which has been wracked by drug-related violence.

Criminal gangs had threatened to kill at least one police officer every two days until Mr Orduna quit.

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