An Interview with Miguel de la Madrid

An Interview with Miguel de la Madrid "We are going to have a couple of very difficult years "

In the tastefully decorated colonial house that served as his transition headquarters, Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado discussed the challenges of his presidency with TIME Mexico City Bureau Chief James Willwerth and Reporter Laura López. The new President was relaxed but forceful as he outlined the priorities for his six-year term: economic revival, the battle against corruption and close relations with the U.S. Excerpts from the interview:

Q. What specific changes do you have in mind?

A. In a dynamic society like Mexico the...

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