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Why AMLO’s Security Failures Will Catch Up With Him

October 22, 2019

MEXICO CITY – Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s popularity is undeniable. In the early stages of his presidency, nothing has seemed to put a dent on his approval ratings or sully the connection he has forged with vast swathes of the Mexican public. 

But after last week’s events in Culiacán, Sinaloa – in which López Obrador’s government captured and then released the son of cartel leader “El Chapo” Guzmán – that may start to change. Though AMLO’s approval ratings remain resilient, Culiacán looks like a turning point.  

A poll released by newspaper El Financiero on Oct. 22...

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