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.
The fallout from the trade wars could be horrific if Trump refuses to back down, while the countries he’s attacking ratchet up their own responses, whether in terms of tariffs or simply a refusal to buy American goods.
It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador 12 years to become president-elect of Mexico, making history for Mexico’s Left as his party’s coalition also achieved a legislative majority. But despite the electoral landslide the struggle has only just begun.
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.
Mark Weisbrot, Lara Merling, Rebecca Watts, and Jake Johnston
Five years after "Pact for Mexico", Mexico's economy is mired in a trap of low investment and low growth and imperiled by liberalization of financial markets making it vulnerable to rate increases by the US Fed and global financial turbulence.