Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: AMLO on the Defensive

The Mexican president's top priorities face pressure at home and abroad, says former Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan.
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Entering the second half of his six-year term, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency has taken a contentious turn. What’s behind the Mexican president’s recent war of words with the media and other critics? Arturo Sarukhan, a former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. and career diplomat for more than 20 years, joins AQ to discuss the key issues driving Mexico’s current political debate.

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Arturo Sarukhan is an international consultant based in Washington, D.C. A board member of the Americas Society, he is the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. (2007-13) and a career diplomat for more than 20 years. He served as Mexican consul general in New York and chief of policy planning at the Mexican foreign ministry, among other posts.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

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