December 19, 2001
Mexico’s decidedly leftist new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is taking on the business-political-criminal elite that has dominated his nation, and drenched it in bloodshed, for the past 40 years.
López Obrador’s victory ousted Mexico’s establishment. If U.S. and Canadian progressives work with him, they just might create a more democratic continent.
It’s the United States that has unleashed the chain of violence that has forced thousands of refugees to seek asylum here.
Jeff Faux was the founder, and is now Distinguished Fellow, of the Economic Policy Institute.