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.
- Follow Gloria on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Watch her presentation on Latin-American populism at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Committee.
- Watch Gloria take on “democratic socialism” at ReasonTV.
- Get her books in Spanish: El engaño populista and Cómo hablar con un progre.
- Read “Why Obrador Will Make Mexico More Corrupt” on the Epoch Times.
- “Mexican Leopard Won’t Change its Spots over Pipeline Contracts” on the Financial Times.
- “Mexico’s López Obrador Cancels $13 Billion Mexico City Airport Project” on MarketWatch.
- “Mexico Faces Possible Downgrade in Coming Year, Outlook Negative: S&P” on Reuters.
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