Recession fears put Mexico's economic reforms at risk

Teachers in Mexico City protested against major education reforms proposed by President Pena Nieto (photo: dpa)
Teachers in Mexico City protested against major education reforms proposed by President Pena Nieto (photo: dpa)

Since Enrique Pena Nieto became President of Mexico in December 2012, commentators around the world have concentrated on its economic potential and programme of reforms, rather than its crime rate. But this favourable perspective of the nation is in danger of being short-lived as it moves into recession and protests against the changes become the norm in the streets of the capital.

MEXICO’S image abroad has changed drastically at least twice in a relatively short time.

Just two years ago, the international media talked only about the war against drugs and the violence unleashed in the country under the regime of former President Felipe Calderon.

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