AMLO’s Aversion to Engaging in Foreign Policy Is Hurting Mexico at Home

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first year’s state of the nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Sept. 1, 2019 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first year’s state of the nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Sept. 1, 2019 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).

In one of his first official acts as president of Mexico late last year, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sold the presidential jet, fulfilling a campaign promise. The populist leader said he would fly commercial instead. But more than nine months later, Lopez Obrador—or AMLO, as he is widely known in Mexico—still has yet to make a state trip out of the country. Of course, selling the presidential jet is not the ultimate reason why. Jesus Cantu, the president’s spokesperson and one of his top deputies, told World Politics Review that AMLO’s domestic policies have taken priority—a combination of austerity and […]

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