Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto’s reform agenda that includes legislation to end the monopoly of state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos faces delays due to a shake-up in the former ruling party’s leadership.
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla dismissed two more aides, including the head of the country’s counter-narcotics efforts, after questions arose about her use of a private jet to fly to Peru this month.
A key aide to Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla resigned after chartering a flight from a businessman he said was involved in “questionable activities,” becoming the 15th minister to step down in three years.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s election win without the bulk of ethnic Chinese voters is set to pose the biggest test yet for the pro-Malay affirmative action policies instituted by his father more than three decades ago.
Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim struggled to swing voters in government strongholds where his own ethnic group is dominant, thwarting his ambition to take power from a ruling coalition he helped lead before his ouster in 1998.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration must speed up a probe into the alleged purchase of votes in the July elections before a pact among the top parties to pass economic bills can resume, an opposition Senate leader said.
Najib Razak was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister after his coalition won a mandate extending its 55-year rule, with stocks and the ringgit rallying even as Anwar Ibrahim’s opposition vowed to contest some results.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hopes to use U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to affirm one crucial theme: that his country is much more than the sum of its problems. During a whirlwind first 100 days, he has already pushed through significant reforms to strengthen Mexico’s notoriously mediocre educational system and to deliver Mexicans from costly and oppressive monopolies.