This Week in the Americas

Mexican Government Deepens Latin America Split in Davos
By Laura Carlsen

Mexican president Felipe Calderon strode off to the World Economic Forum with a bold agenda. At the forum and in meetings with European business leaders and heads of state, he presented Mexico as the guarantor of economic orthodoxy and explicitly criticized Latin American nations that have deviated from the path laid out by the international financial institutions and the U.S. government.

Calderón went to Davos to pick a fight. As a strategy to appeal to foreign investors, he painted a divided Latin America