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Presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador greets supporters during a pre-campaign rally, Mexico City, Dec. 15, 2017 (AP photo by Eduardo Verdugo).

Can Mexico’s Faith in Its ‘Disgraced’ Politicians Be Restored?

Friday, April 20, 2018

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editor, Omar H. Rahman, discuss American foreign and trade policies in Asia. For the Report, Paul Imison talks with WPR’s senior editor, Robbie Corey-Boulet, about Mexico’s upcoming presidential election. Mexican voters are clearly seeking a change, but the legacies of corruption and a weak rule of law will be hard to overcome.

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