Mexico in a New Era of Openness: What to Expect from Vicente Fox

Policy Forum
July 27, 2000
4:00PM to 5:30PM EDT
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring Luis Carlos Ugalde, Chief of Staff, Embassy of Mexico; Roberto Salinas-León, Director of Policy Analysis, T.V. Azteca; and Fausto Alzati, President, Centro Internacional Lucas Alemán para el Crecimiento Económico (CILACE), Economic Adviser to Vicente Fox.
Vicente Fox’s victory this month over the presidential candidate of the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico initiates a new era of openness. Political liberalization is following economic liberalization. Fausto Alzati will discuss the policies Mexico must adopt to achieve the sustained high growth rates that Fox is promising. Roberto Salinas-León will assess the significance of the election and the prospects for reform in key areas such as electricity, telecommunications, labor, and petroleum. Luis Carlos Ugalde will share his hopes for and concerns about the incoming government and reflect on the future of the PRI. Please join us for a discussion of the probable effects of this new era on Mexico, the rest of Latin America, and the United States.