Mexico Under the “New” PRI: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Denise Dresser

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Mexico Under the “New” PRI:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm | 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room)

Denise Dresser speaks at Berkeley, February 2014.

Only 12 years after Vicente Fox was elected president and Mexico underwent a democratic transition, the former ruling party, the PRI, is back in power. Denise Dresser will assess Enrique Peña Nieto´s presidency and his proposed reforms in the context of Mexico’s long journey toward economic modernization and democratic consolidation. 

Denise Dresser is a professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a columnist for the newspaper Reforma and the news weekly Proceso.

A short interview with Denise Dresser, on what advice she would give President Obama before his visit to Mexico.

Denise Dresser speaks at Berkeley, February 2014. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Denise Dresser speaks at Berkeley, February 2014. (Photo by Jim Block.)

 Denise Dresser speaks at Berkeley, February 2014. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Denise Dresser speaks at Berkeley, February 2014. (Photo by Jim Block.)

An overflow audience packed the Maude Fife Room to hear Denise Dresser. (Photo by Jim Block.)
An overflow audience packed the Maude Fife Room to hear Denise Dresser. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Denise Dresser spoke passionately about her desire for effective reform in Mexico. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Denise Dresser spoke passionately about her desire for effective reform in Mexico. (Photo by Jim Block.)

A student asks Denise Dresser a question. (Photo by Jim Block.)
A student asks Denise Dresser a question. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Harley Shaiken with Denise Dresser, February 2014. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Harley Shaiken with Denise Dresser, February 2014. (Photo by Jim Block.)

A Mexican flag reflected in rainwater. (Photo by Angeloux.)
A Mexican flag reflected in rainwater. (Photo by Angeloux.)