April 2021

Uprooted by Climate Change

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The “push” and “pull” factors that lead people to migrate are many and multilayered, but one factor gaining increased attention is climate change. Natural disasters, such as the two powerful hurricanes that hit Central America last November, can be the final straw compelling people to pull up roots and seek a better future elsewhere.

Change of Direction on Energy Reform in Mexico

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Mexico’s Congress has passed a new Electricity Industry Law, reversing course on reforms that in recent years had opened up the energy sector to more competition and private investment. While it’s not clear whether the new law will survive legal challenge—it was stayed by a judge almost immediately—its passage has raised concerns that extend beyond Mexico’s electricity industry.