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Mexico elects leftist politician as new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed victory in a speech late Sunday, telling supporters gathered in Mexico City that the primary mission of his government will be to eradicate corruption from the country.
We are absolutely certain that this evil is the principal cause of social inequality and of economic inequality," he said. Indeed, after failed bids in andhe rejected the results, claiming fraud.
He said he would lower the salaries of top officials and give those at the bottom a pay raise. He promised to sell the presidential planes, turn the presidential palace into a public park and cut his own salary in half.
Despite his long political resume, many observers considered the year-old candidate an outsider and his anti-establishment stance has garnered comparisons to US President Donald Trump. But they do share certain characteristics.
He wants to be a president who stands up to the United States. Lopez Obrador pushed back against plans for a wall in a book he wrote titled "Oye Trump," or "Listen Trump.
After he lost his first presidential election inhe not only called the results a fraud, but also christened himself "the legitimate president of Mexico.
Some spent weeks camping out in protest with thousands of supporters in Mexico City. He alienated many Mexicans and lost again by a wider margin in After his second loss, Lopez Obrador also claimed fraud kept him from winning the presidency and filed a legal challenge to invalidate the vote.
But after years of gang violence and corruption scandals involving traditional parties, it appears Lopez Obrador has succeeded in his presidential goal.
When he takes office later this year, he faces homicide rates that have soared to an all-time high. Preliminary results released late Sunday predict Lopez Obrador will win Lopez Obrador told his supporters he would convene representatives from the United Nations and human-rights and religious organizations to create a peace plan for his country.Nov 19, · Because Mexico has a weaker and more corrupt system of law enforcement, the temptation to outsource illegal activities to Mexico is natural -- even perfectly predictable.
Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking Organizations Congressional Research Service 1 Background Mexico shares a nearly 2,mile border with the United States, and the two countries have.
Mexico’s “biggest problems” are corruption and conflicts of interest, according to the report by the Bertelsmann Foundation, which monitors the health of open markets, democracy and the performance of public officials in countries.
-OpEd-MEXICO CITY - For ordinary people in Mexico, reports of corruption in the public administration are barely worth raising an eyebrow. In the collective conscience and popular imagination of Mexicans, cases of corruption are merely seen as unpunishable crimes and the corrupted as unredeemable public officials.
Argument Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin Personal enrichment has always been central to Mexico's political system — and only a revolution can change that.
Mexico introduced a new accusatory trial system in , which is intended to combat corruption and increase the system’s efficiency and transparency.
However, reporting suggests that the system so far has not led to the desired outcomes and that political support for the system is disappearing (The San Diego Union-Tribune, Aug. ).