06-05-19 Latin American Weekly Report
Electoral triumphs bolster López Obrador amid US tariff threat
The US presidential campaign has involved Mexico more than any previous contest, largely because of Republican candidate Donald Trump’s controversial policies on building a border wall and promising to deport illegal Mexican immigrants. In a surprise mid-October turn, Trump introduced a new coup de theatre : he was, he claimed, the victim of a conspiracy between Hilary Clinton (his Democratic Party opponent), the New York Times , and Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire of Lebanese descent.
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