This chapter includes the following articles.
Strategically located between the Americas, Europe and Asia, Mexico is one of Latin America’s largest economies, second only to Brazil. Aided by its proximity to the US market, the county has established itself as an important manufacturing and export powerhouse, due in part to extensive oil, gas and mineral reserves; public and private universities; a young population; and a booming tourism industry. Winning the 2018 presidential elections on a populist, anti-corruption ticket, the priorities of the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador are focused on reducing violence, as well as stemming the flow of Central American migrants and asylum seekers on their way to the US. The bright spot on the horizon remains the country’s tourism sector, which attracts millions of global travellers per year. This chapter contains interviews with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and; Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD.