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Mexico on the Eve of AMLO – “So Far from God and So Close to the United States”

    Mexico on the Eve of AMLO – “So Far from God and So Close to the United States”

The full quote by Porfirio Díaz is: “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the Colossus of the North, but Mexico is not poor. Mexico is rich in many ways,…

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Mexican President-Elect Promises to Outlaw Fracking

    Mexican President-Elect Promises to Outlaw Fracking

Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, whose victory last month left many hopeful for the nation’s next chapter, elicited praise from environmentalists for promising Wednesday to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of extracting natural gas that’s often called fracking. “This is the climate leadership we need,” declared 350.org. BREAKING: Newly Elected President of Mexico, Lopez Obrador,…

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