Lopez-Obrador Getting Started

Widely favored to win the presidential elections next year, Lopez-Obrador has stepped down as mayor of Mexico City in order to focus full time on the presidential campaign. A BBC article describes him: "A staunch leftist, he said he was most proud of having put the poor first." The possibility of this movement towards the left occurring throughout Latin America finally making its way to the doorstep of the U.S. must be troublesome to many in Washington. A move to the left by Mexico could serve to create a fairly powerful bloc of leftist countries finally strong enough to counter the years of exploitation by a rich elite.
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