“Andrés Manuel López Obrador pinpoints the key problems facing today’s Mexico, especially corruption at the highest level of government, and sets out what must be done to put them right. For anyone interested in politics south of the Rio Grande, and their impact in North America, this book is essential.” —Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is a firebrand, left-wing Mexican politician who, having participated in the 2006 and 2012 presidential elections, is running once again in July 2018. Current opinion polls give him a substantial lead, a development, it seems, likely related to the reaction of many Mexicans to the recent election of another presidential candidate, this one to the north of the Rio Grande, in the United States of America.
In these pages, AMLO presents a no-holds-barred condemnation of corruption in the Mexican political sphere and a sharp critique of what he regards as the baleful influence of the United States in Mexican politics, especially under the Trump presidency. Setting out a program that counters the neo-liberal politics that have dominated Mexico for decades, López Obrador calls on his country to make a break from a long-ingrained tradition of deference to U.S. interests.
Things may change between now and the election in July next year. But as matters now stand, Mexico appears more likely to elect a radical populist head of state than at any time in its recent history. The implications of this for its people, and for the United States are substantial, making ¡Oye, Trump! essential reading for anyone interested in global politics.