New Broom?

Untel, Carlos
January 1977
National Review;1/21/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p92
The article discusses the economic challenges facing Jose Lopez Portillo who was sworn as Mexico's president on December 1, 1976. Portillo has to deal with the high inflation rate and the high level of unemployment left by his predecessor, Luis Echeverria Alvarez. According to the author, Portillo can alleviate most of Mexico's economic troubles by taking advantage of the nation's rich natural resources and by reviving its tourist industry.


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