Despite worries of narco-elections in Mexico, White House vows "to do nothing, for now"

Despite worries of narco-elections in Mexico, White House vows "to do nothing, for now"

09/02/2021By Lila Abed
Sources within the Biden administration told LPO they don't want to sour their relationship with AMLO, whose help is needed to control migration.
Mexico's main opponent denounced López Obrador's persecution and left the country

Mexico's main opponent denounced López Obrador's persecution and left the country

08/26/2021LPO (México City)
National Autonomist Party member Ricardo Anaya accused AMLO of inventing a court case to remove him from the 2024 elections.
"There can be a Dictatorship South of the Border of the United States"

"There can be a Dictatorship South of the Border of the United States"

08/25/2021By Lila Abed
In an exclusive interview with LPO at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel, Marko Cortés of the National Action Party (PAN) and Jesús Zambrano of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) discussed the nature of their visit to Washington, the political persecution against opposition leaders, and the US-Mexico bilateral relationship.
Mexico kills Merida Security Initiative and raises tensions with Biden

Mexico kills Merida Security Initiative and raises tensions with Biden

07/30/2021LPO (México City)
Foreign Minister Ebrard ended the "Merida" initiative, a $3 billion bilateral security agreement financed by Washington.
AMLO risks further alienating United States after OAS comments, expert says

AMLO risks further alienating United States after OAS comments, expert says

07/26/2021By Lila Abed
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has called for the Organization of American States to be replaced, risking further strain on Mexico's relationship with the US.
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Mexico's Trade Secretary dodges USMCA labor and energy concerns

Mexico's Trade Secretary dodges USMCA labor and energy concerns

07/23/2021By Lila Abed
Earlier this week, Clouthier arrived to Washington DC facing several challenges - most notably Mexico's failure to complaint with new USMCA labor provisions.
Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister challenges AMLO and launches presidential candidacy

Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister challenges AMLO and launches presidential candidacy

07/15/2021By Andrés Wainstein (México City)
"They consider me dead, but I am still alive," Marcelo Ebrard said in a private meeting and in a clear message to Lopez Obrador, who supports the candidacy of the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheibaum. This is an LPO scoop.
Biden's long history with unions affects relationship with AMLO

Biden's long history with unions affects relationship with AMLO

07/01/2021By Lila Abed
The focus on workers' rights reflects an ongoing - and growing - priority for Congressional Democrats
AMLO now threatens the press with putting together a weekly fake news ranking

AMLO now threatens the press with putting together a weekly fake news ranking

06/24/2021
The Mexican president anticipated that fake news will be displayed at his press conferences once a week. "There are conservatives who don't watch the morning conferences and are manipulated," he said.

Sarukhán: "Diplomacy with Mexico returning to normal in Biden era"

03/06/2021By Bernd Debusmann
Diplomacy between the US and Mexico is going back to "normalcy", with both sides willing to look past differences for the sake of a stable working relationship, according to Arturo Sarukhán, Mexico's former ambassador in Washington