Latin America reacts to Ukraine invasion
The Canning Brief
Jon Farmer, Editor in Chief at LatinNews, breaks down Latin America's varied responses to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
- Jon Farmer
The polarisation that has characterised Mexican politics for much of the mandate of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was conspicuous by its absence this week when the ruling left-wing Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (Morena) and the political opposition expressed their support for a pension reform proposal sent to congress by the government, and jointly settled upon new electoral councillors to oversee the plethora of federal, state, and municipal elections in 2021. But deep political divisions will soon resurface, and confrontation prevail over cooperation. López Obrador’s announcement that he intends to place Mexico’s ports under the control of the military cost him the services of one cabinet minister, who resigned in protest, and raised concerns about progressive military encroachment on civilian domains. More politically divisive measures are likely to follow.
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