It’s been a year since Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected President, and seven months since he took office. He launched two of his signature programs: scholarships for young people who are out of work and pension plans for people over 65 years old.
His austerity plan reduced the wages of highly paid government officials’, and budget cuts were applied in a number of federal ministries. This left many government workers without a job.
For economic analyst José Luis de la Cruz these austerity measures might have a negative impact on the country’s growth
Lopez Obrador’s agenda shifted after U.S. President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods if Mexico couldn’t rapidly reduce the northbound flow of migrants.
At the national palace in Mexico City, AMLO holds a daily morning conference allowing reporters to ask questions. But the relationship between Mexico’s President and journalists has been particularly complicated.
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