AMLO and Alberto Fernandez Try to Fill Latin America’s Leadership Vacuum

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and Argentine President Alberto Fernandez during a ceremony marking Flag Day in Iguala, Mexico, Feb. 24, 2021 (AP photo by Eduardo Verdugo).
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and Argentine President Alberto Fernandez during a ceremony marking Flag Day in Iguala, Mexico, Feb. 24, 2021 (AP photo by Eduardo Verdugo).
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On everything from soccer to geopolitical issues, Argentina and Mexico have enjoyed a history of close ties. But today more than ever, their warm relationship is offering Latin America an alternative pole of power and influence, based on a vision of regional autonomy and solidarity. One indication of this was Argentine President Alberto Fernandez’s three-day trip to Mexico City last month, at the invitation of his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO. The summit was marked by a flurry of private meetings, official ceremonies, news conferences and effusive mutual praise. “A friend is nothing more than […]

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