Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Foreign Policy names Peña Nieto a top Global Thinker
The prestigious American magazine Foreign Policy has named Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto one of the world's top 100 thinkers and decision makers.
Editors had high praise for the 47 year old Institutional Revolutionary Party president, noting that he embarked on an ambitious course of multiple political, economic and social reforms almost the moment he was sworn in on Dec. 1, 2012. Enrique Peña Nieto at one year: a marathon, not a sprint.
Other world leaders selected by Foreign Policy in its December edition include Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff and Pope Francis.
The magazine particularly lauded president Peña Nieto's education and energy reforms. The latter face a crucial vote in Mexico's Senate today. PEMEX amendments are on the legislative "fast track."
Foreign Policy called the Mexican president a significant "world decision maker." In the field of public education, the magazine noted that Peña Nieto has taken steps to "end the domination of school teachers' unions over the entire system." Oaxaca education at the mercy of omnipotent syndicate.
The journal also praised Peña Nieto for promoting the Pact for Mexico, an agreement among the nation's three largest political parties to avoid partisan bickering and work together for the common good. The far left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) recently abandoned that pact, infuriated over what appears to be the inevitability of energy reforms.
President Peña Nieto's selection by a magazine of world standing is the second time in less than a week that the nation has received international recognition. United Nations selects Mexico's Supreme Judicial Court for prestigious Defense of Human Rights Award.
Dec. 17 - Miami's English language Latinvex.com news site has named president Enrique Peña Nieto Latin America's Leader of the Year for his multiple reform packages, most all of which sailed through congress and to the extent necessary, were ratified by the states.
Apr. 18 - Enrique Peña Nieto is one of world's most 100 influential leaders - TIME
Dec. 21 - Mexico's sovereign credit rating upgraded on PEMEX reform news
Dec. 20 - PEMEX reforms are now officially the law
Dec. 19 - U.S. Senate approves pact for transborder oil exploration
Dec. 18 - Not much democracy in "Democratic" Revolution Party
Dec. 16 - San Luis Potosí puts PEMEX reforms over the top
Dec. 15 - Jalisco and all of Yucatán peninsula approve PEMEX reforms
Dec. 13 - Mexican states rush to endorse PEMEX reforms
Dec. 12 - PRD: "The Pact for Mexico is dead"
Dec. 11 - Mexico's Chamber of Deputies wastes no time, approves PEMEX reforms
Dec. 11 - Mexico's PEMEX: senators open the door to foreign expertise and private capital
Dec. 10 - Mexican leftists go to court to stop PEMEX reforms
Dec. 7 - Mexico's congress slams through political reforms, as it prepares to take up energy ones
Nov. 7 - Are 1,555 drug war deaths a month encouraging?
Nov. 3 - Forbes praises Peña Nieto's "courageous" energy policy
Mar. 30 - Washington Post has high praise for Enrique Peña Nieto
Mar. 11 - Enrique Peña Nieto's three smart decisions
Dec. 19, 2012 - Enrique's challenging homework
July 23, 2012 - Enrique Peña Nieto's biggest challenges will be economy and environment, not drug cartels
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