Mexico’s Fuel Crisis Throws a Wrench in AMLO’s Big Plans

A man carries a cross during the funeral procession of a person who died when a gas pipeline exploded, Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Jan. 20, 2019 (AP photo by Claudio Cruz).
A man carries a cross during the funeral procession of a person who died when a gas pipeline exploded, Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Jan. 20, 2019 (AP photo by Claudio Cruz).
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Only six weeks into his presidency, Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador already faces his first major crisis. In part self-inflicted, in part a consequence of the corrupt and weak institutions he inherited from his predecessors, it is nevertheless a sign that governing Mexico will be a formidable challenge for the man who promised nothing less than a fundamental transformation of the country and on whom millions of Mexicans are resting their hopes. Citizens across western and central Mexico, which includes the 25 million people living in Mexico City and the surrounding State of Mexico, have been waiting in line for […]

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