Tag Archives: Checks and Balances

Democracy in Mexico Continues to Erode under AMLO

OPINION By MARK LORENZANA The word democracy is a combination of two Greek words: demos, which means “people” and kratos, which means “rule.” The ancient Greeks, after all, are credited with inventing democracy as a form of government. In Mexico, though, “the rule of the people” has been steadily replaced by the rule of one man — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

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AMLO Wanted the INAI to Do his Dirty Work

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Somehow the irony of demanding that the supposedly autonomous National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) — which has, as its name implies, among its main duties the protection of Mexican citizen’s personal data — to hand over and publicly reveal personal information of one of his main critics seemed

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