Latin America

AMLO in office: pre-pandemic days

Before the coronavirus struck, Mexico's president had many structural issues to tackle, which he managed with varying degrees of success

AMLO in 2019. Photo: Octavio Hoyos/Shuttestock

In the first installment of a three-part series on the political shifts Mexico has experienced, we analyzed the election of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In 2018, AMLO won a notable victory running as an anti-crime and anti-corruption candidate from the left-wing, and in the second part of this series we will examine his record in government so far, until the Covid-19 pandemic hit Latin America.

AMLO finished his first year in office with a staggering approval rating of 86 percent, with such achievements as paying scholarships for more than 10 million students, implementing subsidies and price...

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