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A climate change protest in Mexico City. Demonstrators march during a global protest on climate change in Mexico City, Sept. 20, 2019 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).

How AMLO Is Undermining Mexico’s Clean Energy Goals

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador entered office nearly a year ago promising “profound and radical” change to just about everything in Mexico. One of his main targets was the country’s energy sector, which had been overhauled and opened up to private investment for the first time in many decades by his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, in a sweeping 2013 reform.

So far AMLO, as Lopez Obrador is widely known in Mexico, has not reversed that energy market liberalization, which he strongly opposed. But he has sought to chip away at it. Those efforts could have dire implications for the expansion of renewable energy in Mexico and, in turn, the international effort to fight climate change. ...

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