In the past three decades, Mexico has aggressively reformed its economy, opening to foreign trade and investment, achieving fiscal discipline, and privatizing state-owned enterprises. Despite these efforts, the country's economic growth has been lackluster, trailing that of many other comparable developing nations.
This empirically grounded collection examines the growth of participatory institutions in Latin American democracy and how such institutions affect representative government. Selee and Peruzzotti analyze specific cases in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.
While there are security concerns in parts of Mexico, tourists continue to travel to other regions of Mexico for vacation.
The Wilson Center was mentioned as one of the key partners that made possible the Central America Forum in Costa Rica. Both the President Barack Obama and his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla participated in this event.