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State of Law and Energy Reform in Mexico

During the 1980s, Mexico took a new route to develop its economy-a strategy to become completely inserted into the Global Economy, Membership in GATT in 1986 and NAFTA in 1994 were two important steps in this strategy. This beginning honor was accompanied with an important political transition that included a plural 1997 congress and the triumph of an opposition party in 2000.

 In a whirlpool of change the only sectors to remain unchanged was the energy sector. The political conditions were not given, particularly for the national framework but to wrap up the topic of hydrocarbons from 1938, without embargo the reality of the Mexican Petroleum Industry, as of 2006- decline in production, technological delays, then a reduction in petroleum income- opened the opportunity to take the energy sector in a new direction.

So in 2013, the Pact for Mexico signed by the Parties National Action democratic Revolution and revolutionary institutional, Impulse a structural energy reform that partly recognized the economic reality of the sector and promoted new modalities of private and foreign investment. This opening, however, is not free of significant challenges.

This book explores the political and legislative journey to achieve reform, the expectations and conditions of the insertion of the sector in international markets, the new regulatory structure of the sector, and the political and social challenges that are looming, Constituting the first careers of extensive and profound analysis of the reform in Mexico and valuing chapter a chapter the risks and opportunities ahead.