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Mexico’s Liberal-Conservative Divide

By RICARDO CASTILLO Day in and day out, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) mentions the country’s ongoing ideological war  between liberals and conservatives. Of course, he makes it a point of reminding people that he is a liberal who, he says, is now containing the conservative tide from returning to presidential power. On Wednesday, July 29, during his daily

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Mexico News Roundup

By RICARDO CASTILLO AMLO Throws Himself a Party Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) attracted over 70,000 cheering fans at Mexico City’s main square, El Zócalo, on Sunday, Dec. 1. They all came to hear him review his first year in office, as well as see how he has managed to comply with 89 of his 100 electoral campaign

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Eclac’s Bárcena: AMLO Grabbed the Bull by the Horns

By RICARDO CASTILLO Mexicans are divided between two opinions: One, those who have faith in the “profound economic model transformation” slowly but surely being promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), and two, those AMLO calls “conservative hypocrites,” who are presently even denouncing the Mexican democratic system as nothing less than a scourge for having elected this populist dude

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Germán Larrea in the Spotlight, Again

By RICARDO CASTILLO      Every now and then, more often than not, the name of Mexico’s fourth-wealthiest man, Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco, dominates the media with controversial reports. In fact, at the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat), there are a myriad of files open charging Larrea with crimes of pollution. And if we gauge the amount of media space devoted

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Diplomats Visit Former Presidential Mansion

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS     A group of foreign diplomats accredited in Mexico and their spouses were given a private tour of the former presidential palace, Los Pinos, on Monday, May 29, in a special visit organized by Mexican Ambassador and former Director General of Protocol for the Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE) Amanda Mireya Terán Munguía. The 60-hectare property (an area 14

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AMLO Turns to Human Rights Commission to Solve Teachers’ Protests

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     With the railroad blockade by dissident members of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) teachers’ union in the central western state of Michoacán now in its fourth week — and no viable resolution in sight — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has apparently passed the buck on to the National Human

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