Mexico Inc. Goes Public

It may be a sign of changing Mexican government-business relations. All year long, President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Len has been too busy to consult with the country's most powerful business group--the elite and secretive Mexican Business Council. Traditionally, this council, made up of the country's 40 top chief executives, meets with the Mexican President twice a year and with Cabinet secretaries on a monthly basis. It's "a very honest give and take," says the current council Chairman Claudio X. Gonzalez, CEO of Kimberly Clark de Mexico.

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