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AMLO's Biggest Test? Turning His Economic Message Into Reality.

July 05, 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday said a lot about the country’s national mood, and the electorate’s justifiable anger over widespread corruption, crime and violence. But the election also shed light on the huge gap between elite perceptions of Mexico’s economy and the way in which that economy works for a majority of the Mexican people. 

López Obrador, widely known as AMLO, won in large part because he understood what many of his critics failed to perceive: People don’t choose a president by analyzing averages, but by reflecting...

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