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Coronavirus: The end of populism in Mexico?

Tony Payan

Coronavirus: The end of populism in Mexico?.

The populist government under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has largely discounted the threat of COVID-19,  and the true extent of the outbreak Mexico may not yet be known. If conditions significantly change for the worse, the president faces not only a public health crisis but also the possible undoing of the country's populist experiment. Baker Institute Blog: https://bit.ly/3btoNWv