26Jan 2018

“Love and peace.” That was Lopez Obrador’s message after two police officers were decapitated by the Sinaloa Cartel in 2006. And it was not an exception. During the 2005-2006 presidential campaign, Lopez Obrador either refused to talk about El Chapo and his cartel, or blamed the government for the drug-related killings, exonerating the narcos. In… Continue reading

07Jan 2018

Lopez Obrador was a radical proponent of a zero tolerance approach on drugs during his term as Mexico City mayor. He campaigned for the Mexico presidency in 2006 vowing to use the military to fight cartels. But then, in a striking turnabout, Lopez Obrador began to argue for the complete opposite. Running again in the… Continue reading

14Dec 2017

The US government has a history of interfering in Mexico’s elections, backing center-right politicians with a pro-US agenda. However at the end of 2002, Washington made an unusual decision: the presidential profile of a Mexican leftist populist received an unexpected boost from the Bush administration. Rudolf Giuliani and Bernard Kerik came to Mexico City to… Continue reading

10Nov 2017

Trump and Obrador share a mutual friend: former New York mayor Rudolf Giuliani. In 2000, Obrador won the election for mayor of Mexico City with a campaign full of anti-American rhetoric. He specifically criticized Giuliani’s approach to crime. Once in office, mayor Obrador invited Giuliani to save Mexico City. Obrador hired Giuliani for US$4.3 million…. Continue reading

20Oct 2017

The 2018 Mexican Presidential election is just around the corner and the political parties have already started flexing their candidates, in hopes that they will construct the perfect campaign that would essentially secure the votes of close to 94 million Mexicans. Although the most common-found themes often talked about by the Presidential candidates touch the… Continue reading