Scope and focus of anti-corruption in Mexico: A narrower scope than the public believes

(MEI 889: Houston, February 27, 2019) The anti-corruption campaign in Mexico has been designed to suit the sensibilities of those opposed to, or skeptical of, the neoliberal regime. This report offers an analysis of the scope, focus, and limitations of the anti-corruption campaign. We see the scope restricted to white-collar civil...
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Assessing Energy Regulators in Mexico: An update from OECD

(MEI 886 — HOUSTON, 01/11/2019)In mid-December 2018, a performance review was issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of three energy regulators in Mexico: National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH), Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and Hydrocarbon Safety Agency (ASEA).Researchers reviewed the efforts of the three regulators to devise protocols...
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A New Security and Development Model: Use of Mobile Internet

(Public Policy Perspective 10056, Houston, 01/04/2019) — This report examines how the mobile internet, coupled with new surveillance technologies, could be employed both to fight Pemex gasoline theft as well as to raise expectations of residents by a program that offers high-speed internet and government-issued smartphones. Unlike the security initiative...
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Regulatory predictability in Mexico: the unsettling precedent of Juan Carlos Zepeda

(MEI Report 883 — Houston, Dec. 17, 2018) This report provides an overview of accomplishments and setbacks that Mexico’s upstream regulator (CNH) experienced under Mr. Zepeda’s leadership. We consider the elements in play that could have led to a decision to continue in office until the end of his statutory...
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