South America

Aspen Institute Mexico Launches

March 26, 2014


This week marked the launch of Aspen Institute Mexico, an international counterpart of our US organization. The two-day event in Mexico City, Mexico, focused on the state of Mexican reforms — political, energy, fiscal and financial — and on innovation and entrepreneurship, with panels composed of Mexican politicians, academics, and business people. Visit the Aspen Institute Mexico website to learn more (website is in Spanish).

Prominent press coverage of the launch can be found below:

SDPNoticias.comGovernment Chief Speaks at the Installation of the Aspen Institute Mexico Chapter in Mexico City

The Chief Minister, Miguel Angel Mancera, celebrated the installation of the Mexico chapter of the Aspen Institute, an international organization founded in 1950 to foster leadership, appreciation of ideas, values, ​​and dialogue on contemporary issues through seminars, conferences, and development initiatives, which in the case of our country will be directed by the doctor and former Rector of the UNAM, Juan Ramon de la Fuente, a member of the Instituto Cervantes of Spain and President of the International Association of Universities.

Accompanied by the US Ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne, and the new president of the Aspen Institute Mexico, the local executive acknowledged the quality of the Board, members with integrated personalities of high standing in different lines of action — business, academic, political analysis, and action. Read More (Translation by Google Translate)

CNN ExpansiónDe la Fuente at Aspen Institute Mexico

The former rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Juan Ramon de la Fuente, announced Monday the start of activities for Aspen Institute Mexico, an educational organization that will stand as a space for discussion and reflection on various topics of local and global interests. Read More (Translation by Google Translate)

Milenio.comFighting Violence with Public Policy: Osorio

[At the Aspen Institute Mexico launch event], the interior minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said that to solve Mexico’s security problem the country must implement public policies that promote development. Read More (Translation by Google Translate)

Excelsior.comPRI, PAN, and PRD Revive Debate on a Pact for Mexico


During the roundtable “Possibilities and limitations of the Policy, Energy and Telecommunications Reforms in Mexico” organized by the Aspen Institute, the PRD Zambrano Grijalva agreed that parties should “continue to concentrate on forming agreements.” Read More (Translation by Google Translate)


Noticieros TelevisaMexico Has a Very Good Future: Carstens

Mexico has a very good future because it has a “well-planned landscape,” […] said the governor of the Bank of Mexico (the central bank), Agustín Carstens.

During his participation in the presentation of the Aspen Institute Mexico, chaired by former rector of UNAM, José Ramón de la Fuente, the official said that structural reforms adopted in the past year have been a great opportunity and achievement for the country. Read More (Translation by Google Translate)