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Mexico's Age of Agreement

A Mandate for Reform

Authors: Héctor Aguilar Camín, and Jorge G. Castañeda
November/December 2012
Foreign Affairs


Mexico has long been hostage to unchallengeable traditions: its nationalist approach to oil wealth, overly sensitive attitude toward sovereignty, entrenched labor monopolies, persistent corruption, and self-serving bureaucracy. Acquired over time, these attitudes and practices became cemented in the national soul and embedded in the habits of the government and society, sapping the country's potential.

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