Join us in exploring new leadership for changing times in Mexico, a country negotiating the cross-currents of tradition and globalisation.
Mexico is riding a populist wave at a time when tensions with its US neighbour have put decades of fragile diplomacy under the spotlight.
Against the backdrop of NAFTA, there are regional implications for agriculture, auto manufacturing, trade tariffs, urban development, migration and the drugs war.
A newly elected left-leaning president (known as AMLO) has taken the reins. Previously Mayor of Mexico City, his ambitious vision includes raising welfare, and tackling rampant corruption, poverty and weak infrastructure.
But AMLO’s victory has boosted inward investment. Mexico is bucking the trend of other emerging markets and Mexico City – accounting for 17% of national GDP – is enjoying a cultural renaissance.
A country of manufacturing success and informal, cash-driven markets, Mexico embodies complex narratives: future trends vs family traditions, globalisation vs national identity.