With less than a month until the Mexican presidential election, the country stands on the brink of making history by likely electing its first female president. Xóchitl Gálvez will be representing the opposition coalition made up of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), the small progressive Democratic Revolution Party, and the old-guard Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Gálvez has previously served as mayor of Hidalgo and as senator of the Mexican Congress.

As part of our “Mexico’s Path Forward: Framing the Next Sexenio” series, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center brought together top advisors from the two-leading presidential candidates ahead of the 2024 Mexico elections.

The virtual conversation with Ildefonso Guajardo, foreign policy advisor to Presidential Candidate Xóchitl Gálvez on Thursday, May 23, from 1:00 to 1:20 p.m. ET, discusses Gálvez’s view on a more efficient US-Mexico border and increased opportunities of economic investment. The conversation will be framed off the recommendations of the Mexico whitepaper titled Commercial Pathways Forward for Mexico: 2024-2030.

What are Gálvez’s policy proposals for a more efficient US-Mexico border? How can Mexico unlock more trade and investment? What best practices can ensure a more prosperous Mexican economy for the next administration and for years to come?


Ildefonso Guajardo
Former Economy Secretary of Mexico, Foreign Policy Advisor
Presidential Candidate Xóchitl Gálvez

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María Fernanda Bozmoski
Deputy Director, Operations of Finance, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
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