Private sector and López Obrador: Avoiding self-fulfilling prophecies

Mexico City, Mexico – On December 1, Andrés Manuel López Obrador was sworn in here as President of Mexico amid both sky-high expectations from the millions of Mexicans who voted overwhelmingly for change and mounting concerns from private sector actors – Mexican and international alike. U.S. representation at the inauguration and related events throughout the weekend was notable for its composition. And for who was missing. The official U.S. presidential delegation was pretty standard fare: The Vice President, two cabinet secretaries (Homeland Security Secretary Kristen Nielsen and Energy Secretary Rick Perry), and a senior White House official (Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump). Also present was a bipartisan, bicameral U.S. congressional delegation, Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona; California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and […]

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