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Grading AMLO’s First Six Months as President

June 11, 2019

Voters in the United States traditionally use a president’s first 100 days in office to gauge where the country is headed. In Mexico, it’s after the first six months when new governments are first expected to take a look back and, where necessary, change course.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, widely known as AMLO, hit the six-month mark on June 1, and while there’s still reason to think he’ll leave Mexico better than he found it – the subject of the second part of this essay, which will run next week – there are several areas in which the president is in need of a new approach. Here...

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