Key Dates, 2017-18

January 2017

  • 1/1:  Gasoline prices at the pump go up by 15%, as federal subsidies are cut back;   protests erupt across country
  • 1/25: President Peña Nieto makes televised address after Trump signs executive orders on immigration and border wall
  • 1/25-26:  Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray in Washington for meetings with White House staff; EPN cancels planned trip to Washington
  • 1/30: Phone call between Presidents Peña Nieto and Trump

February 2017

  • 2/3: Hacienda cancels planned adjustment in gasoline prices
  • 2/8: Videgaray in Washington for meetings with Kelly and Tillerson
  • 2/12: “#VibraMexico” rallies in Mexico City and other cities
  • 2/21:  DHS publishes memos on immigration enforcement
  • 2/22-23: Secretaries Kelly and Tillerson in Mexico City for meetings with Videgaray, Osorio, and Meade; also brief meeting with President Peña Nieto

March 2017

  • 3/5: Parties formalize candidate selection for State of Mexico gubernatorial election
  • 3/6: First Banco de Mexico forward auction to stabilize FX rate; peso strengthens to best close since U.S. election
  • 3/9: Videgaray meets White House staff (Kushner, Cohn, and McMaster). Economy Minister Guajardo in WDC separately for first meeting with Commerce Secretary Ross
  • 3/15: AMLO in WDC

April 2017

  • 4/2-3: Formal start of gubernatorial election campaigns in Mexico State, Coahuila, and Nayarit
  • 4/28-9: Likely recess of Congress

May 2017

June 2017

  • 6/4: Elections in Mexico State, Coahuila, Nayarit, and Veracruz

July 2017 

August 2017

  • 1st week:  PRI National Assembly

September 2017

  • 9/1: Presidencia publishes EPN’s 5th Informe (State of the Nation); Congress reconvenes
  • 9/8: Hacienda delivers the 2018 budget package to Congress

October 2017

  • 10/31:  Deadline for approval of 2018 Revenue Law

November 2017

  • 11/15:  Deadline for approval of 2018 Expenditure Law
  • New Governor of Banco de México takes office

December 2017

  • Effective start of 2018 presidential election season

February 2018

  • 2/1: Congress reconvenes

June 2018

  • 6/3: National elections:  President, Chamber of Deputies, Senate, and several state governorships, state legislatures, and municipalities

September 2018

  • 9/1: New Congress convenes

October 2018

  • 10/1:  New president inaugurated