What AMLO Bodes for Mexico

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AMLO Mexico presidency

In July 2018, 64-year-old AMLO succeeded on his third presidential election bid. (Wikimedia)

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office on December 1, 2018, after scoring a landslide victory that defeated traditional ruling parties.

A progressive, AMLO ran on a campaign for increased spending on social programs without tax hikes or increasing the public debt. How he balances those two major goals amid harsher economic conditions will define his presidency.

Backgrounder Content

  • What are AMLO’s most salient promises and how is he fulfilling them?
  • Is the Mexican economy heading toward a crisis?
  • What will AMLO do to tackle violence in Mexico?
  • Why are Mexicans worried about the concentration of power?
  • Is there an end in sight for Mexico’s drug war?

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