In Mexico, FNF seeks to promote liberal ideas by fostering a market economy, the rule of law, and civic education. We work on topics such as innovation, digitization, and the open market because an innovative and open society can promote the global freedom of individuals. Development depends on the ability of people to cooperate voluntarily to transform their creativity into value for others. We work together with Mexican organizations and civil society to promote the rule of law and a stronger democracy in which human rights are defended, and where good governance is a priority.
Mexico’s criminal justice system is much more than its high impunity rates, and this think tank is here to prove it
Discover how a Mexican think tank, México Evalúa, has been challenging the criminal justice system for the last 10 years, offering fresh insights into this intricate landscape and shedding light on the true dynamics at play with their annual study: Hallazgos. Their work aims to reshape conversations surrounding Mexico's legal framework, positioning themselves as a reputable source of information for legal professionals, local and federal government, and the general public alike.
Klima arrives at the Biennale
This year, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation's KLIMA Project arrives at the Biennale in the Planetary Frontlines virtual pavilion. This pavilion, curated by Pragma, brings together different artistic and architectural projects from Latin America with the aim of demonstrating that the region has the potential to generate the best practices to heal our planet through design. Read the full article and visit the virtual pavilion.
Fake news and polarization: the storytelling opportunity
Alexandra Arévalo recently participated in the IAF seminar "Freedom of the Press - Challenges in the Digital Age", where the challenges facing journalism, from censorship, violence and disinformation, were discussed. Despite the cultural and political differences of each of the participants, one of the common issues is fake news. How can it be combated?
Entrepreneurial Journalism: The Hope for Press Freedom in Latin America
Reporters Without Borders' annual ranking shows that several Latin American countries occupy unfavorable positions in terms of press freedom. Despite the challenges, there is hope for the growth of independent and niche journalism, and it is suggested that civil society, universities and the private sector can play an important role in supporting and developing entrepreneurial journalism.
A glimpse of hope against racism and xenophobia: the opportunity offered by Intercultural Cities.
The Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities (RECI in Spanish) is an organization that brings together different cities working on the creation of intercultural policies; in Latin America, only Mexico City is part of this program. For the Foundation, promoting open and plural societies, strategies and good practices resulting from intercultural policies can be a starting point for building tolerance and equal rights in Mexico.
In search of refuge
Discrimination and exclusion are unfortunately a reality for the migrant community and asylum seekers in Mexico. In a context where homophobia and lack of awareness are a daily reality in Mexico, the question arises about the situation of the LGBT+ migrant population in the country: Why are public policies and intervention programs tailored to specific needs necessary?
The Future of Nearshoring and Trade Between the European Union and Mexico
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the strategic value of Latin America and the Caribbean to the EU has increased. Mexico in particular offers a historic opportunity: a better trade relationship between Mexico and the EU would strengthen cooperation on climate change, human rights, and anti-corruption. The conclusion of a new, modernized agreement would also send a clear signal to the world that both Mexico and the EU reject protectionism.