Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Lopez Obrador's Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US

Lopez Obrador’s Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US

December 9, 2018

We now have a politically experienced president in Mexico – gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US. This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico's Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico’s Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

December 3, 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new center-left president was inaugurated and outlined policies that were more ambitious than what he campaigned on, says Laura Carlsen, of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy in Mexico City

IMF is Back in Business in Latin America - Just as Neoliberal as Always

IMF is Back in Business in Latin America – Just as Neoliberal as Always

November 16, 2018

Following a prolonged loss of influence in Latin America in the first decade of the 2000’s, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is back again, flexing its muscle in Argentina and Mexico, pushing the neoliberal Washington Consensus, says Vijay Prashad

What Does López Obrador’s Cabinet Say About His Upcoming Presidency?

What Does López Obrador’s Cabinet Say About His Upcoming Presidency?

October 22, 2018

By Tom Hansen / Socialist Project. On July 2, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) of the recently formed Morena Party swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election with 53 per cent of the vote, the first time since 1982 that a candidate won more than half the vote. His closest competitor, Ricardo Anaya of the National…

With the Largest Manddate in Recent History, Lopez Obrador Takes Decisive Steps for Mexico’s Presidency

July 10, 2018

Prof. John Ackerman talks about the mandate, Lopez Obrador’s foreign policy, and his plans for constitutional reforms

Mexico’s AMLO Gets Massive Mandate to Stand Up to the US

July 2, 2018

As the center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins the presidency by an overwhelming margin, Laura Carlsen and Alex Main talk about the election results, what this means for Mexico, and how it will affect U.S.-Mexico relations.

Obrador and Mexico’s Watershed Election

July 1, 2018

Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui / Socialist project. Uncertainties, Contradictions and Struggle The July 1 national election in Mexico is likely to be a watershed in Mexican history. The splintering of the three old parties, their unprincipled tactical electoral alliances across party boundaries, the rapid movement of key party figures from one party to another,…

Mexico's Historic 2018 Presidential Election

June 25, 2018
Mexicans head to the polls on Sunday, July 1, to elect a new president for a new six-year term. This is a historic election because it is the first time since the Mexican revolution that a leftist - Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador - is likely to be elected. Here is our election coverage of the past few months

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

June 21, 2018

Mexico’s July 1 presidential election is likely to lead to a historic result as the center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador leads the race by 25 percentage points over his closest rival. We talk to Laura Carlsen about the race, the murders of local candidates, and the impact of Trump’s immigration policy on the race