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Staying the Course Against Mexico's Cartels

Mar 11, 2017 | 14:18 GMT
Despite his campaign promises, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is likely to maintain Mexico's current security strategy if he wins the presidency.
Despite his campaign promises, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is likely to maintain Mexico's current security strategy if he wins the presidency.
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Mexico's next presidential election is around the corner, and it has many people wondering how the new leader will tackle the country's enduring security problems. Mexican citizens will head to the polls in July 2018 to choose a head of state to lead their nation through the next six years, and according to a recent poll, populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is poised to win a third of their votes. Should he perform as well as he is expected to, Lopez Obrador could bring even greater uncertainty to Mexico as he assumes the country's highest office....

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