Author Archives: Alejandro Envila Fisher

A City without Laws

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER The crisis with Mexico City’s Superior Court of Justice is a surging problem which, in addition to leading to a serious traffic jam, could lead to a reduction in private investment, economic decline, higher unemployment in a city with already too few jobs and ungovernability in the country’s capital. It could also derail Mexico City

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A Very Justified Fear

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER They say that fear and anger are the two most effective motivators in mobilizing a society electorally. What the people of Mexico witnessed in terms of the government’s reaction to the massive Sunday, Nov. 13, citizens’ March for Democracy was a clear demonstration of  what ended up happening with the way of reacting from the

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PAN Victory in Mexico City Is Not a Given

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER The political opposition in Mexico City, and particularly the conservative National Action Party (PAN), hopes to have the 2024 election in the bag. The party’s optimistic calculation is based on the overwhelming success it enjoyed in the 2021 citywide election and is reinforced by the fact that, since then, leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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Mexico’s Supreme Court under Seige

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER The course taken by Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) last week on the issue of preventive detention (pre-trial detention without bail) is one more example of how the country’s highest court has been tainted by politics and how its justices have abdicated their responsibility to politicians. The debate over the use of preventive detention,

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The Fray for the Nation’s Capital

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER Far more contested than the candidacy for the Mexican presidency is the upcoming battle to see who will become the next governor of Mexico City. Both elections will be determined in 2024, and while the results of the presidential poll are pretty much a given — current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) leftist National

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