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Poniatowska: AMLO Exposes Himself to Criticism

Elena Poniatowska

By KYLIE MADRY In a new interview with Mexican daily El Universal, renowned journalist Elena Poniatowska calls out President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), saying he brings the criticism he receives upon himself. “He exposes himself (to attacks) more than any other president I’ve seen,” Poniatowska said in an interview published Wednesday, Oct. 21, “much more than (former Presidents Adolfo)

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García Luna’s Indictment Shakes Mexico

By RICARDO CASTILLO Questions galore arose in Mexico regarding the arrest on Tuesday, Dec. 10, of the country’s  former public security secretary from 2006 to 2012, Genaro García Luna, who served under President Felipe Calderón. Garcia Luna also was the Federal Investigations Agency (AFI) chief from 2001 to 2005, under President Vicente Fox. García Luna was arrested in Grapevine, Texas,

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Alfonso Romo, AMLO’s Link to the Wealthy

By RICARDO CASTILLO     In mid-July, former Mexican Treasury Secretary Carlos Urzúa, upon presenting his resignation to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), launched a frontal attack against AMLO’s Chief of Staff Alfonso Romo Garza in an interview. “It’s most difficult to understand the type of relationship, ideologically speaking, Romo has with the president,” Urzúa said. “He’s an extreme right-winger.” Urzúa

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AMLO Lovers and AMLO Haters

By RICARDO CASTILLO     Notwithstanding that he will have completed six months in office come June 1, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to deliver defensive speeches. It is important to remember that during his campaign leading up to his overwhelming July 1 victory, there were countless vicious campaigns against AMLO, accusing him of being the next Hugo Chávez

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