Mexican governor defends autonomy as president questions it

Alejandro Díaz de León

The governor of the Bank of Mexico, Alejandro Díaz de León, warned populists’ attacks on central bank independence may imperil the stability accomplished since the 1990s.

Díaz de León pointed out the dangers posed by rising political polarisation and populism at an event commemorating the Bank of Mexico’s 25 years of autonomy on November 22.

Over the last few years, these political phenomena have resulted in the election of strong-man presidents in Brazil, the Philippines and the US, as well

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