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The Tough Job of Unlocking the USMCA’s Full Potential

OPINION By JOHN BURZAWA, SOPHIE EGAR and EARL ANTHONY WAYNE Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) provides continent-wide rules, norms and problem-solving processes that can help the three-member countries to continue the trade and coproduction system established under its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But if the USMCA is to

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CompraNet Website Suspension Opens Door to More Corruption

By MARK LORENZANA Anticorruption and transparency groups, business and political organizations, journalists and concerned individuals in Mexico have all called on the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to restore the public-information system CompraNet, which has been “temporarily suspended” since Friday, July 15. CompraNet is an information system in Mexico through which citizens can openly search about

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Morena-Led Senate Lacks Transparency

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican Senate, which is currently headed by the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has not disclosed its expenses for the years 2020 and 2021. Morena has been known to preach austerity and transparency, but in the Senate — where it chairs the Board of Directors, the governing body of the

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