Assessing the Mexican Elections

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Laura Carlsen and Elisa Servin. Moderated by Roberto Robles
The July 1 Presidential election in Mexico is a watershed. The strong victory for the progressive populist Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador along with down-ticket victories for his Morena party, could change the face of the country. As the dust settles, this panel assesses the outcome of the elections and its implication for the future. Based in Mexico City, Laura Carlsen’s Americas Program is a major source of news and commentary on Mexico and Latin America for English readers ( Her print and broadcast reportage has been featured by Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio, the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, BBC and CNN. She is host of the weekly television show, Interviews from Mexico. Elisa Servin is a research professor of Mexican history with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). She has authored and edited several books, among them are Rupture and Opposition, The Political Opposition, and Crisis, Reform and Revolution in Mexico.