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Mexico: Party system on the edge of the precipice

Mexico’s party system is at risk of collapse. The signs are clear: opportunistic alliances between parties of different orientations; social polarization around a caudilista figure ; officialdom that does not end up becoming institutionalized; a crisis of representation between parties and citizens; the appearance of business parties or black money in campaigns.

Mexico: Economic Austerity as a Fetish

One of the most repeated discursive elements of the president’s speech is austerity. They never miss a chance to remind us how much they save on salaries, suppliers, gasoline, and bureaucratic expenses. He has turned savings into a symbol of honesty and moral authority with traces of fetishism.

AMLO: All Talk and No Walk

A few weeks ago the President announced that the Mexican vaccine against COVID-19 already has a name, it will be called “Patria”. However, when asked about the progress in research, its financing, production and distribution he only offered vagueness. The announcement was the name of a vaccine that does not exist.

Why doesn’t AMLO love Biden?

AMLO was a closet Trumpist in the U.S. elections. Some explain the affinity with Trump by pointing out that they are political soul mates. They are not wrong. Both are populists, demagogues, troublemakers and have contempt for science and intellectual elites.

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