The First Four Months of the AMLO Presidency: An Assessment
Noted journalist Laura Carlsen returns to San Miguel to analyze the first four months of Mexico’s new government. Since taking office December 1, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO for short) has been introducing sweeping changes, turning the country away from the neoliberal model of the last four presidents. While some of this is controversial, AMLO enjoys an unprecedented 80% favorability rating in the polls. The unprecedented electoral victory that brought him and his Morena Party to power (AMLO carried every state except Guanajuato), gave him a mandate to turn the country in a new direction.
So how is he doing? Journalist Laura Carlsen will assess what he has done and where he is headed. Based in Mexico City, her Americas Program is a major source of news and commentary on Mexico and Latin America for English readers (www.americas.org). Her print and broadcast reportage has been featured by Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio, the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, BBC and CNN and she is host of the weekly television show, Interviews from Mexico. She is also a favorite speaker here in San Miguel. In addition to her Saturday talk for Global Justice, on Sunday she will also speak to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
La Biblioteca Publica, Reloj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA