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A demonstrator holds a sign during a march against Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he delivers his first state of the union in Mexico City, Mexico, September 1, 2019. The sign reads, "#AMLO traitor. Liar. Corrupt. Narco-state". REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Is Stoking Corruption, Not Fighting It

His shady associates and wrongheaded policies are making a bad problem worse. Read More

Americas
AMLO’s ‘Hugs Not Bullets’ Is Failing Mexico
The president's softer approach to criminal gangs just suffered a serious setback in Sinaloa.
Americas
Free Trade Is Expanding, Just Not With the U.S.
Deals forged by countries accounting for more than one-third of global output leave America on the outside.
Americas
China’s Manufacturing Loss Should Be Mexico’s Gain
But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is wasting the opportunity.
  • Americas
    China’s Manufacturing Loss Should Be Mexico’s Gain
    But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is wasting the opportunity.
  • Americas
    Mexico Can’t Solve Its Three Biggest Crises Alone
    Dealing with Central American migrants, rising crime and faltering energy supplies will require more U.S. help.
  • Mexico
    Mexico’s Response to Tariffs Won’t Make Trump Happy
    Mexico can’t end the migrant flow by itself. But it can—and likely will—raise tariffs that target swing states.
  • Americas
    Opposition's Gambit Stalls After Day of Tumult Rocks Venezuela
    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó took his confrontation up a notch on Tuesday, appearing in front of a Caracas Air Force base with several soldiers and calling for an uprising to end the con…
  • Americas
    China's Green Investments Won't Undo Its Environmental Damage to Latin America
    While solar panels, electric buses, and wind turbines emerge, fossil fuel usage and demand for commodities continue to degrade Latin America’s environment.
  • Venezuela
    Trump’s Misguided Policies Are a Gift to Venezuela’s Maduro
    Punishing allies won’t help to rally international support for the restoration of democracy.
  • Americas
    Venezuelan Remittances Don’t Just Save Lives
    Sadly, they also help keep the country’s repressive regime in power.