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The Mexican Economy versus AMLO

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is Mexico’s first overtly socialist president in decades. This has generated concern he’ll follow in the footsteps of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and push for a new socialist constitution. It’s too early to tell, says Gloria Álvarez, a Guatemalan political scientist and classical-liberal author who now lives in Mexico City. However, he has already brought economic instability by axing key investment projects and interfering with gasoline distribution. At the helm of one of Latin America’s largest economies, AMLO’s actions will ripple across the region. Show notes:

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