AMLO Goes to Washington

By Genaro Lozano

Why the Mexican president’s trip north may be worth some political risks.

MEXICO CITY – Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to Washington this week, to celebrate the new North American trade agreement (USMCA, or TMEC in Spanish), has kicked up controversy on both sides of the border In Mexico, opposition leaders have demanded he cancel the trip, citing Donald Trump's attitude toward migrants, the coronavirus and other issues In the US, the Democrat-led Hispanic Caucus has accused Trump of trying to distract from his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic with a presidential visit But while López Obrador’s trip carries significant political risk,...

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