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New From CFR: Shannon O’Neil on Mexico’s Economic Development

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) delivers a speech at the inauguration ceremony of the Forum Mexico 2013: Public Policies for Inclusive Development, at Centro Banamex in Mexico City on January 9, 2013 (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters).

April 3, 2013

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) delivers a speech at the inauguration ceremony of the Forum Mexico 2013: Public Policies for Inclusive Development, at Centro Banamex in Mexico City on January 9, 2013 (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters).
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Recently, CFR senior fellow Shannon O’Neil was interviewed on Jim Zirin’s Digital Age about Mexico’s relationship with the United States. Topics included the country’s burgeoning middle class, reform of telecommunications, and more. As O’Neil argues:

We have seen an increase in per capita income. It’s been slower than many would like and that Mexico needs to have…One thing you have seen over the last 15 years is the rise of a middle class, and by most measures, a slight majority [of people] today are considered middle class…This is the challenge for Mexico: how do you keep moving up the socioeconomic scale and how do you bring this to the still tens of millions who are poor?

You can watch the full interview here. For more of O’Neil’s analysis on telecommunications reform, please see a Development Channel post from last week.

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