We thought these were the good times for Mexico, but its economic growth has fallen short of expectations, with estimated 2013 growth at 1.3 percent. Why has Mexico performed so poorly? A number of recent studies point to the presence of a poor justice system as a major contributing factor. Weak rule of law in Mexico has inhibited investors, who struggle to understand bankruptcy proceedings and lack confidence in the court’s ability to impose punishments on delinquent borrowers.

In order to pave the way for economic growth, Mexico must address four issues.

via For Mexico, Economic Growth Hinges on Justice – Forbes.