Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico

Prioritizing Health Access and Innovation: A President’s Perspective

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Felipe Calderón served a six-year term as president of Mexico, serving as the nation’s second democratically elected president since the end of the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s 70-year hold on power. He is credited with having boosted the nation’s economic development as a pro-business, pro-free market leader and having made significant reforms to the country’s environmental, immigration and health care policies. During his presidency, Mexico hosted the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-16) global climate change talks in December 2010, and the G-20 meetings in July 2012, for which Calderón served as Chair.