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AMLO’s MORENA Wins the Mexican Midterms

Kurt Hackbarth Jacobin
Facing an alliance of right-wing parties, business associations, and US-backed institutions like the National Endowment for Democracy, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s MORENA Party managed to retain its majority in Congress. A victory worth celebrating

The US Left Needs Humility to Understand the Politics of México

Bill Gallegos México Solidarity Project/Liberation Road
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's (AMLO) recent visit to the US stirred a great deal of media reaction in the US and México. To appreciate what AMLO and Morena are attempting to do, here are factors the Left, needs to consider.

Heroes of Their Own Story: Notes on the Mexican Election

Margaret Cerullo and JoAnn Wypijewski The Nation
July 1 was not the ultimate victory, only the animating first step. Now president-elect 13 years later, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is touring the country, listening. In the tension between celebration and wariness, hope is an active verb.

Why Mexico’s New President Is Nothing Like Trump

Seth Harp RollingStone
The U.S. media got the historic election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador all wrong. The winner by a landslide was Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a socialist reformer and unabashed champion of the working class. It’s a hugely significant turn of events.
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