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A supporter of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a poster with his image, December 2019

The Lopez Obrador paradox after one year

Despite modest achievements, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has maintained his man-of-the-people image throughout his first year in power. While he has attempted to combat inequality with several ambitious welfare programs, he has done little to solve the security and economic crises that face the country. Left unaddressed, either issue could turn out to be his downfall.

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