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The State of Mexican Democracy: A Conversation With Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

In June 2015, voters in Mexico will head to the polls to elect the 63rd Congress as well as a number of governors, mayors, city council members and state legislators. Will Mexico's recent electoral reforms and the new National Electoral Institute foster transparency and fair elections? What will the elections mean for international investors in energy and telecommunications? Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, former leader and founding member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), will share his perspective on the upcoming elections and the future of democracy in Mexico.

6:00 p.m. — Reception
6:30 p.m. — Presentation

Featured Speaker

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano
President, Fundación para la Democracia


Welcoming Remarks

Allen Matusow, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs, Baker Institute; and William Gaines Twyman Professor of History, Rice University



Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute






Mon, May 18, 2015
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

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