2 Jul 2018

Left-wing president elected in Mexico

Latin America Correspondent

Another place that’s felt the cold wind of President Trump’s threatened trade wars is the US’s neighbour, Mexico. A new president has been elected there. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known by his initials as AMLO, is a populist. That’s where the similarities with his counterpart north of the border end. He’s a left winger who’s vowed to make his country more economically independent of the US. We report from Mexico City, where, despite the country losing their World Cup game to Brazil today, many have been celebrating the election result.