Throughout the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, which began in 2012, he was launching major policy and infrastructure initiatives as if his pants were on fire and he needed colossal government projects to put them out. A little over two years into the administration, however, the feverish pace of advance has hit a significant rough patch and the president has returned to earth with a thump. We recently faced up to the collapse of one of the most ambitious proposed infrastructure projects, the high-speed passenger train to Querétaro. Despite our broken dreams, there really was no reason for us to expect that the Querétaro train would ever be built, as we have a well established track record of projects large and small being abandoned and swept under the rug after being announced to great fanfare. And the most hair-raising of these in recent memory must be the new airport for Mexico City proposed by President Vicente Fox in 2001. Continue reading Will Mexico City really have a new international airport?