Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) assumed workplace in December 2018, promising to deliver a fourth revolution to Mexico and to scale back Mexico’s inequality, corruption, and violent crime. But a yr into his administration, homicides and violent criminality in Mexico haven’t diminished. Whereas the brand new authorities has undertaken new safety initiatives and adopted new anti-crime priorities, the brazenness of organized crime has elevated. Regardless of anti-corruption efforts, the nation’s economic system has stagnated. Numerous anti-corruption and redistribution measures of the brand new administration have confirmed controversial. The AMLO administration has labored laborious to safe approval of the brand new United States-Mexico-Canada Settlement (USMCA), however a lot of the U.S.-Mexican agenda ended up consumed by migration points. Nonetheless, AMLO managed to avert a set of crises with the Trump administration and has collaborated with the anti-immigration goals of the Trump administration. And regardless of the varied challenges, AMLO’s home recognition and that of his occasion MORENA stays excessive.
To debate the accomplishments and challenges of the primary yr of the AMLO administration, Mexico’s political, safety, financial, and vitality developments, and U.S.-Mexican relations, the Brookings Establishment will host a panel dialog with Amb. Roberta Jacobson (Ret), former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and senior advisor to Albright Stonebridge Group; Amb. Earl Anthony Wayne (Ret), former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and public coverage fellow and advisory board co-chair on the Woodrow Wilson Heart’s Mexico Institute; Brookings Fellow Samantha Gross, and Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown. Brooking Nonresident Senior Fellow Charles T. Name will average the dialogue. After the introductory feedback, panelists will take questions from the viewers.