Latin America Weekly

Referendum on AMLO, boy genius in Venezuela, political problems in Chile

Hello, happy new year, and welcome back to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: why is AMLO pushing for a referendum that could see him deposed? Venezuela’s boy genius discovers an asteroid. Chile’s Constitutional Assembly votes all night but can’t elect a new speaker.

AMLO’s recall referendum fight reaches Mexico’s Supreme Court

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Octavio Hoyos/Shutterstock

Mexican President Andrés Manuel “AMLO” López Obrador is involved in a peculiar political fight over a recall referendum that could, at least in theory, give voters a chance to put a premature end to his term in office. Paradoxically, AMLO is the one backing the referendum,...

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