The CCN MexicoReportTM for December, 2013 provides information about an historic moment in the nation´s life: the Mexican Congress' approval of the constitutional reform on energy. Undoubtedly one of the most important of the "structural" reforms, the energy reform is a change that marks a milestone in the country's economic and political history.This issue also features our monthly column entitled "political thermometer," which addresses the proposed conversion of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) into the National Elections Institute (IFE), a topic that has generated intense debate among Mexico's main political players and opinion leaders. This discussion will be of enormous importance to electoral and political life in Mexico.Another article addresses the instances of espionage carried out by the United States in multiple countries throughout the world, including Mexico, which is a topic of enormous importance to international relations and diplomacy. What happened in these cases and what have been the repercussions of such espionage?We also include a story on an important recent case in the Mexican labor law area issued by the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN), as well as a piece on the recent publication in Mexico's Official Gazette of a new set of rules governing certification of organic products. We hope these two subjects will be of interest to our readers.