Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's populist promises will collide with the interests of foreign and domestic companies, which until now have regarded Mexico as a relatively low-risk Latin American destination for investment.
For the first time in several decades, Mexico’s ruling government now poses an increasing threat to foreign investment -- largely due to its leader's desire to channel the populist anger that got him elected into policies. As a newly elected populist leader with a considerable political mandate, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (who's widely known by the nickname AMLO), is armed with enough personal motive, power and popular support to frequently antagonize the private sector in the coming years. But the president's coalition also intends to cement deep legislative changes that would make Mexico a riskier place for business for much longer than a six-year presidential term....
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