March 27, 2015
Washington, DC, March, 27, 2015 – The Heritage Foundation will host a public lecture by former Mexican President Vicente Fox. On March 31, Fox will discuss critical issues affecting all of the Western Hemisphere, from Mexico’s energy revolution to the crisis in Venezuela and the upcoming Summit of the Americas.
Fox was elected president in December 2000. His victory broke a 71-year stranglehold on the Mexican government by the Institutional Revolution Party (PRI). While president, he made improvement of trade relations with the United States a priority and emerged as a major leader in the Western Hemisphere. Today he remains a dynamic force in Mexican politics.
Regularly hailed as one of the great leaders of the last decade, Fox is credited with cleaning out corruption and opening up democracy in Mexico as well as the hemisphere. His economic policies reined in inflation and led to nearly unprecedented economic growth. A strong advocate for Rule of Law, he restored a legal framework to the office of president and clamped down on drug cartels.
“The Heritage Foundation is always proud to host heads of state, both current and former. Hosting President Fox is a special honor for us because of the close, cooperative relationship he had with the United States during his tenure,” said Heritage President Jim DeMint.
President Fox comes to speak at Heritage as Venezuela teeters on the verge of collapse and the U.S. eases sanctions against Cuba. In light of the April 10 Summit of the Americas, where Cuba will be permitted to attend for the first time, President Fox will offer his vision for the future of the Western Hemisphere and U.S.-Mexico relations.Full details for President Fox’ appearance can be found at http://www.heritage.org/events/2015/03/vicente-fox.
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