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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador shows his amulets, which he says serves him as a "protective shield" against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) along with his honesty and not allowing corruption, during a news conference.

Coronavirus Is Killing Lopez Obrador’s Big Plans for Mexico

His “Fourth Transformation” is a victim of his failure to take the pandemic seriously. Read More

Trade
How to Pandemic-Proof Globalization
Redundancy, Not Reshoring, Is the Key to Supply Chain Security
Americas
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Is Stoking Corruption, Not Fighting It
His shady associates and wrongheaded policies are making a bad problem worse.
Americas
AMLO’s ‘Hugs Not Bullets’ Is Failing Mexico
The president's softer approach to criminal gangs just suffered a serious setback in Sinaloa.
  • Americas
    Free Trade Is Expanding, Just Not With the U.S.
    Deals forged by countries accounting for more than one-third of global output leave America on the outside.
  • Americas
    China’s Manufacturing Loss Should Be Mexico’s Gain
    But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is wasting the opportunity.
  • Americas
    China’s Manufacturing Loss Should Be Mexico’s Gain
    But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is wasting the opportunity.
  • Americas
    Mexico Can’t Solve Its Three Biggest Crises Alone
    Dealing with Central American migrants, rising crime and faltering energy supplies will require more U.S. help.
  • Mexico
    Mexico’s Response to Tariffs Won’t Make Trump Happy
    Mexico can’t end the migrant flow by itself. But it can—and likely will—raise tariffs that target swing states.
  • Americas
    Opposition's Gambit Stalls After Day of Tumult Rocks Venezuela
    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó took his confrontation up a notch on Tuesday, appearing in front of a Caracas Air Force base with several soldiers and calling for an uprising to end the con…
  • Americas
    China's Green Investments Won't Undo Its Environmental Damage to Latin America
    While solar panels, electric buses, and wind turbines emerge, fossil fuel usage and demand for commodities continue to degrade Latin America’s environment.