The Limits of Mexico and Argentina’s Regional Leadership

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center left, with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Iguala, Mexico, Feb. 24, 2021 (AP photo by Eduardo Verdugo).
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center left, with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Iguala, Mexico, Feb. 24, 2021 (AP photo by Eduardo Verdugo).
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Last month, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for the Organization of American States to be replaced “by a body that is truly autonomous, not anybody’s lackey.” AMLO, as Lopez Obrador is popularly known, delivered the remarks during a meeting in Mexico of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, a regional grouping that excludes the United States and Canada. His comments underscored the long-standing perception among many Latin American leaders that the OAS is too closely aligned with Washington, spurring many leaders to try to find alternatives over the years. Persistent mistrust of the OAS has also […]

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