A Conversation with Andrés Manuel López Obrador


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Never before has a Mexican presidential contender received as much international attention as the former head of government of Mexico City and three-time candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. With a campaign focused on criticisms of corruption and “neoliberal” policies under the previous three governments, López Obrador and his Movement for National Renewal (MORENA) party represent the Mexican left’s best shot at winning the presidency in recent history. He currently leads the polls in what is sure to be a close race between numerous candidates, to be decided in a single round in July, 2018.

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute are pleased to welcome López Obrador for an open and frank discussion of his policy proposals and his view on the domestic and foreign challenges facing Mexico – including a complicated relationship with Washington. 

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Please note that this event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation provided. 


Duncan Wood

Director, Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute (@AztecDuncan)


Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexican presidential candidate (@lopezobrador_)


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)