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Mexico - September 2021

INTRODUCTION
The September edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Mexico takes in a number of recent moves by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in areas as diverse as the energy sector, the military’s involvement in business, intellectual property, and arms trafficking...
ECONOMY
On 25 August Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) disclosed that real GDP during the second quarter of 2021 grew by 1.5% relative to the first quarter (Q1), when it grew by 0.8%...
ECONOMY & ENERGY
Gas Bienestar (‘wellbeing gas’), a new state-owned company that will distribute liquified petroleum gas (LPG) for household consumption, began operations on 27 August...
ECONOMY & STRATEGY
On 18 August the heads of the communications & transport ministry (SCT) and defence ministry (Sedena) awarded a 50-year concession to the company that will operate the Felipe Ángeles' international airport (AIFA) which the armed forces are currently building in Santa Lucía (Estado de México)...
STRATEGY
For years the violation of intellectual property rights in Mexico has been a major concern for foreign countries and firms affected by Mexico’s large counterfeit market...
SECURITY & STRATEGY
The Mexican government has taken the unprecedented step of filing lawsuits in the US courts against some of the US’s largest firearms manufacturers and sellers...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
MEXICO | States under financial pressure, Moody’s warns...

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