Mexico’s Quiet Return to Diplomatic Leadership

By Genaro Lozano

As political tides turn in Latin America, AMLO is vying to position the country as a regional leader.

MEXICO CITY - With a celebration at Chapultepec Castle in mid-July, Mexico hosted the 238th birthday of Simon Bolívar. At first, this celebration in the heart of Mexico City might seem irrelevant. After all, what is so special about a 238th anniversary But this event had a purpose: to demonstrate Mexico’s diplomatic muscle, or in the words of Chilean writer Isabel Allende, its role as a "beacon in the mist" and the "leading nation of the continent." Allende was one of the guests at the castle celebration alongside diplomatic and high-level officials of thirty-two Latin American countries...

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