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In 2019 controversy arose over the National Domain Extinction Law, which establishes that a person who owns assets that cannot be tracked or proven to have come from a legitimate origin, or assets that are a product of illicit activities such as organised crime, kidnapping, hydrocarbons and petrochemicals crimes, human trafficking, corruption, vehicle theft and extortion, can...

Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the horticulture sector became Mexico’s fastest-growing industry, with fruit and vegetable exports increasing by 650% between 1995 and 2019. Today, it is a world leader in the export of tomatoes, avocados, berries, grapes, peppers and chillies. Since the treaty came into force in 1994 the sector has invested in innovation...

Federal labour law states that it is the employer’s obligation to comply with regulations on health and safety in the workplace, and that the conditions under which risk prevention is guaranteed is laid out in the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Regulation. Additionally, workers’ rights enable employees to develop and grow in a healthy and safe environment. There are 43...

 

Economic growth and tackling poverty are two of the most important challenges the government faces. In this regard, the National Development Plan 2019-24 contains three broad priority areas: strengthening the rule of law; ensuring the well-being of the population; and fostering economic development. The plan also addresses three issues that...

 

Mexico’s GDP growth has slowed in recent years, from 2.3% in 2017 to 2% in 2018, and it is estimated to reach 1.6% in 2019, lower than expected given the economic reforms implemented by former President Enrique Peña Nieto between 2012 and 2018. Although GDP is anticipated to expand by 1.9% in 2020, more needs to be done to create the...

 

In an era marked by profound technological disruption and intense global competition in new frontier industries, emerging markets are striving to improve and adapt their education systems to reconcile the demands of the modern economy and the needs of citizens. As such, innovative solutions are being developed to address barriers within...