The importance of Mexico's July 1, 2018 presidential election cannot be overstated. The election is a critical turning point for Mexico and may mark the start of a new chapter of uncertainty and political risk in the U.S.'s southern neighbor. Some critics, especially among Mexico's wealthy entrepreneurs and professionals see front-runner (and likely winner) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a potentially mortal threat to the tenuous gains Mexico has achieved over the last twenty years. Others see him as the only politician in Mexico capable of confronting corruption head on and kickstarting meaningful economic growth in the parts of the country that have been left behind during the era of globalization. Over the last few weeks I've seen a number of great articles about Mexico's 2018 presidential election.
On June 7 I tweeted this podcast by Americas Quarterly magazine editor Brian Winter and Mexican political analyst Denise Dresser. This discussion contains the best analysis I've seen so far about Mexico's 2018 presidential election and the promise and perils of the imminent AMLO era.