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What Does AMLO’s Victory Mean for Mexico?

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Interview with Christy Thornton

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s recent victory in the Mexican presidential election was a political earthquake, decisively sending the country’s long-established political parties into the margins. What does the victory mean and what are the prospects for MORENA, the political party he helped found? OrganizingUpgrade spoke with Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and former Executive Director of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

For more background on the election, check out “Mexico’s Bid for Change” and “A New Hope for Mexico?