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.
Will Mexico have its first female president?
Mexico stands on the brink of a defining moment, the countdown begins for president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) as he just concluded his fifth year in office, leaving just one year of his tenure. The year 2024 heralds one of Mexico's most momentous electoral processes in recent memory, featuring high-stakes races for 500 congressional seats, 128 senatorial positions, eight state governorships and the head of government of Mexico City. With a country facing populism, inequalities and crime, the tantalising possibility of Mexico's first ever female president could mark a political and societal turning point.
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.
The Challenge of Entrepreneurship in Latin America: More Unicorns or Local Startups?
¿Qué es más beneficioso para América Latina, contar con grandes startups unicornio o fortalecer el tejido empresarial local? Analizamos cómo la diversidad empresarial y las MiPymes pueden generar un impacto duradero en la economía regional. En Road to Innovate, creamos oportunidades para el emprendimiento y la innovación en la región. En el Innovate Entrepreneurship Summit discutimos las necesidades del ecosistema emprendedor en la región.
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.
Defending Freedom and Democracy: is our battle against disinformation lost?
Disinformation threatens freedom and democracy. Mexico, Ecuador, and the Philippines face risks to journalists, influencers shaping opinion, and state-backed falsehoods. Collaborative efforts are needed to counter it. Explore the impact, role of facts, and urgent need for evidence-based content to protect democracy. Who fights disinformation? Future of fact-checking? Balancing privacy and free speech? Find answers in this thought-provoking article.