President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promoted himself as a historical figure equal to the great heroes of Mexico’s national mythology. His populist rhetoric denigrates political opponents as enemies of the people. But more than two years into his term, his promises of economic growth have failed to materialize, partly because of his attachment to austerity.
AMLO’s Mexican Time (Business Is Good!)
Claudio Lomnitz is a professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University. His latest book is Nuestra América: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation (Other Press, 2021).
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Claudio Lomnitz; AMLO’s Mexican Time (Business Is Good!). Current History 1 February 2021; 120 (823): 78–80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2021.120.823.78
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