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The Democrats’ Disappointing Lack of Interest in Mexico

March 02, 2020

MEXICO CITY – As a Mexican citizen who studied in the U.S., teaches U.S. politics to Mexican students, and has worked as a journalist covering U.S. presidential elections for Mexican audiences, the Democratic candidates’ seeming lack of interest in Mexico has been disappointing. I don’t just mean Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer’s inability to come up with Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s name in recent interviews. (As it happens, I’m not sure Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden would have fared any better if asked the same question.)

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