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June 5, 2024

What Challenges Face Mexico's First Female President?

Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue

Regulatory and government affairs attorney Rodolfo Rueda and Senior Policy Advisor Jorge Aguilar were featured in a Q&A with the Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor about the challenges facing Mexico's first female president, Claudia Sheinbaum. The article discussed Sheinbaum's potential policy initiatives, her ability to work with Congress and the constraints she may face during her term. Mr. Rueda and Mr. Aguilar highlighted three elements that could hinder Sheinbaum's efforts to implement various initiatives and continue reforms from the previous administration: inheriting a country with a significant budget deficit, the outcome of the U.S. election and its impact on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enforcement and the possibility of facing a recall in 2026.

"While it is true that Sheinbaum will encounter no impediments to continue implementing policies aimed at consolidating the fourth transformation in Mexico, it is important to note that her actions will be constrained by three major milestones," they said.

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