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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.

The Texas Counter-Revolution of 1836

Richard D. Vogel Monthly Review Onlinw
The revolt of the Anglo colonists was more than an independence movement—it was, in word and deed, a counter-revolution against the advancing trend of human liberation that was sweeping the world.

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.

The Pact for Mexico after Five Years: How Has It Fared?

Mark Weisbrot, Lara Merling, Rebecca Watts, and Jake Johnston CEPR
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.
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