The current federal government of Mexico is the first left-oriented administration elected at national level since the 1940’s. Its president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (locally known as AMLO), is a senior politician who has decidedly reoriented the public budget towards the recovery of the largely publicly-run energy sector, the implementation of massive social programs that imply direct cash aid transfers to marginalized populations, and implementing large infrastructure projects for the south of the country. Mexico is a 130 million inhabitants marked by a historical socio-economic and territorial divide between a rapidly growing north and an unprosperous south. …

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