AMLO’s Foreign Policy Moment

By Genaro Lozano

Evo Morales’ exile shows how Mexico could – still – play a leadership role in the region.

MEXICO CITY – After nearly a year as president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador needs a change in narrative. 

His first 12 months in office will have been the most violent in Mexico’s history, with neighbors in the U.S. inundated by reports on CNN, Fox News, The New York Times and elsewhere over ongoing brutality along the southern border. Senator Lindsey Graham claims that some parts of Mexico are more dangerous than Syria, and the Wall Street Journal recently ran an editorial suggesting a military intervention to subdue Mexico’s drug cartels.

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