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The SPP recognizes that our three great nations are bound by a shared belief in freedom, economic opportunity, and strong democratic institutions.
Although 2000 marked the end of PRI's lock on the national government, corruption runs high in the national consciousness. While Fox's administration avoided the assassinations and scandals of its predecessors, it accomplished little in terms of structural reforms of Mexico's notoriously corrupt governing institutions. A central theme echoed by the three leading candidates is the problem of poverty and inequality. Mexicans are also concerned with losing global competitiveness as countries such as China and India grow rapidly.