Since 2018, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador– commonly referred to as AMLO– has been in power as the president of Mexico. However, 2018 was not the beginning of his political career; in fact, he has been a figure in Mexican politics for the past three decades. From Governor of his home province of Tabasco, to Head of Government of Mexico City, and now as President of the country, he has risen through the ranks of Mexican politics. His approval rating has remained impressively high, even throughout Mexico’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we delve into AMLO’s ideology, party, and what the results of Mexico’s recent midterm elections means for the second half of his presidency. Joining us today to discuss these questions is Dr. Ryan Berg.
Ryan C. Berg is a senior fellow in the Americas Program and the head of the Future of Venezuela Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America and visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Changing Character of War Programme. His research focuses on U.S.-Latin America relations, authoritarian regimes, armed conflict, strategic competition, and trade and development issues.
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