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Tracking the Transformation

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to power promising a transformative presidency. This series explores this topic.

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AMLO at Two

AMLO at Two [Webinar]
Dec. 4, 2020
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies will host a webinar to present an assessment of the first two years of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Four speakers will evaluate how President López Obrador’s Administration has performed on the country’s most pressing issues: violence and crime, poverty and social programs, democratic consolidation, and health policy.

Is the Future Female? Equality and the Mexican Left

Is the Future Female? Equality and the Mexican Left [Webinar]
May 11, 2020
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This event brings together experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the policies of AMLO's administration present to gender equality and non-discrimination. It also examines the data challenges of documenting violence against women and the double jeopardy faced by female journalists who cover these topics.

Journalists Reflect on AMLO's First Year

Tracking the Transformation: Journalists Reflect on AMLO's First Year
Dec. 5, 2019
Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the only president in the world to hold daily morning press conferences. Throughout his first year in office, he has had a complicated, and at times adversarial, relationship with members of the media. Three journalists who have covered the first year of AMLO's presidency had a discussion and offered points of view from the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexico City and Washington D.C.

AMLO’s Vision, Achievements and Challenges

Tracking the Transformation: AMLO’s Vision, Achievements and Challenges
Oct. 30, 2019
Political analyst John Ackerman discussed the meaning of President López Obrador’s “Fourth Transformation of Mexico” and underscored the importance of tackling corruption, violence and poverty in Mexico, outlining the new administration’s achievements to date and the challenges that lie ahead.

Economic Growth and Social Change

Tracking the Transformation: Economic Growth and Social Change
Oct. 7, 2019
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to power promising a transformative presidency. We had a conversation with experts who provided their perspectives on where the Mexican economy is headed. Learn more here. 

The Mexican Energy Sector

Tracking Mexico’s Transformation: The Mexican Energy Sector
April 2, 2019
Professor David Victor and Enrique Hidalgo, president of ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico, shared their perspectives on the energy sector in Mexico and presented their views on the policies proposed and implemented by AMLO’s administration. Learn more here. 

A Conversation with José Antonio Meade

Tracking Mexico's Transformation: A Conversation with José Antonio Meade
March 4, 2019 
Dr. José Antonio Meade
, candidate for the PRI in the 2018 presidential election and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Social Development, presented his views on the policies proposed and implemented by the López Obrador administration. Learn more here.