Tag Archives: Animal Político

AMLO’s Republican Austerity Shakes Down the Press

By RICARDO CASTILLO     How the press views the Mexican presidency has definitely changed in more than few ways since Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was sworn into office last December. To begin with, AMLO established from the very beginning of his term his Monday-through-Friday press conferences, which start at 7 a.m. and end when they’re over, ranging in length from

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AMLO’s First Pitch, First Strike

By RICARDO CASTILLO     Play ball, heckling politics and eat “cochinita” tacos!!! Over 20,000 Mexico City baseball fans on Saturday, March 23, made the trek to the revamped stadium located at Magdalena Mixchuca Sports City in eastern Mexico City. The objective of getting there was threefold, the most important  incentive being to watch President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) make the

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Hasta la Vista, Baby!

By RICARDO CASTILLO     Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is leaving office with a bang. Today, Friday, Nov. 30, he is in Buenos Aires meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign the would-be final draft of the new North American Free Trade Agreement, or whatever it is called nowadays. (I say would-be because on

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