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Mexico

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As a large federation of 32 federal entities, Mexico has historically made great strides in its democratic transition. Elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate defeated the party in government. And, successive administrations have made advances in reforming the economy and reducing extreme poverty. At the economic level, Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and ranks at number 15 worldwide. Inflation has remained between 6 and 7 per cent, which has allowed the country to maintain a solid economy.

Progress notwithstanding, challenges remain regarding economic inequality, drug trafficking, migration, organized crime, and corruption, including within security and police forces. In order to sustain its momentum, it is critical to support the rule of law in Mexico and build a culture of lawfulness.


Como una federación de 32 entidades federativas, históricamente México ha realizado grandes avances en su transición democrática. Las elecciones celebradas en el año 2000 marcaron la primera vez desde la Revolución Mexicana de 1910, en donde un candidato de la oposición derrotó al partido en el gobierno. Las sucesivas administraciones han logrado avances en las reformas económicas y la reducción de la pobreza extrema. A nivel económico, México es la segunda economía más grande de América Latina y ocupa el lugar número 15 a nivel mundial. La inflación se ha mantenido entre el 6 y 7 por ciento, lo que ha permitido al país mantener una economía sólida.

A pesar de estos avances, persisten los desafíos relacionados con la desigualdad económica, el tráfico de drogas, la migración, la delincuencia organizada y la corrupción, incluso dentro de las fuerzas de seguridad y policiales. Para mantener este impulso, es fundamental apoyar el Estado de Derecho en México y construir una cultura de la legalidad.

 

Key Initiatives

  • Español​ | English: Mexico has made significant efforts to modernize its criminal justice system, specifically regarding public security and strengthening the rule of law. The current justice system, which entered into force in 2016, is based on the presumption of innocence and includes police professionalization as a public policy.

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