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Mexican society has chosen an alternative government in a more or less forceful way. Undoubtedly, both government and society are faced with a series of difficulties of considerable magnitude due to the strong decomposition that is found in almost all areas: economic, social, political and of all kinds. It is not easy nor will it be because of the challenges that each face. This process of decomposition began a long time ago, since the mid-seventies, largely as a result of the changes that were gestating hand in hand with substantial changes in public policies and public administration, both in discourse and in instrumentation, which imposed deregulation and privatization. But those transformations did not only happen in Mexico, as they were global processes. In this perspective, the present delivery of www.olafinanciera.unam.mx, number 32, begins with a reflection by J. Galbraith in this sense, but evoking that context in the United States. The benefit of this reflection is that at the same time it envisages possible alternatives, which includes the construction of an administrative and regular state based on consensus and norms, democracy.

It continues with the deepening aspects of financialization, such as the dangers to which societies are submitted when governments lack strategies of sovereignty and social democracy in their countries, and allow the financial system to order public life, in such a way that society as a whole is subjected to the principles of the great and increasingly powerful financial interests. The analyses that are presented, although they refer to specific national spaces, can be a reference of the difficulties that the current alternative government in Mexico may face and is facing.

Countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador or Venezuela that seemed to be a possible alternative have fallen into serious economic, political and social problems. In Mexico, government and society at present, must choose democratic and solid paths for the benefit of both.

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OLA FINANCIERA, Vol. 12 No. 32,    January-April 2019, is a quarterly publication, with international arbitration, edited by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México by Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Ciudad Universitaria, Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n, Ciudad de la Investigación en Humanidades, Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, México, D.F. Tel.+52 (55) 5623-0131, and Faculty of Economics, Ciudad Universitaria, Circuito Interior s/n, Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, México, D.F., www.olafinanciera.unam.mx, ola.financiera.unam@gmail.com Editor in charge: Dr. Sergio Cabrera Morales. Reservation of Rights to Exclusive Use: 04-2013-050912324700-203, ISSN electronic: 1870-1442. Responsible for the last update of this issue, Ing. Jesús Garrido López, Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n, Ciudad de la Investigación en Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, México D.F. date of last modification, January 8, 2018.

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