Mexico’s leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won his presidential bid after the rest of the candidates backed out of the race. The early poll results showed the president-elect pulling more than 40 percent of the votes in the early voting results.
The win by Lopez Obrador, also known as AMLO, is historic in nature since many in Mexico considered the election as a way of fighting back against the establishment. It is also the first time in recent history where rival candidates have conceded so early after the initial results were cast. Private polling companies initially had AMLO and the second placeholder as having a tight race. However, the early official results showed a clear leader, Breitbart reports.
To reduce the violence, Obrador proposes a softening the military’s confrontational approach, saying Mexico will no longer fight America’s drug war since Mexico doesn’t have a consumption problem.
Why does the president of Mexico matter? The U.S. shares a 2,000-mile border. Mexico has the second-largest economy in Latin America, it’s the third-largest trading partner of the U.S. and a major oil exporter, and it plays a key role in two of America’s most intractable problems, immigration and drugs. Militarily, the two countries share intelligence on terrorism and security and historically Mexico played a mediating influence and bulwark against Latin America’s more radical regimes, Fox News reports.
The Blunt Truth:
Mexico is controlled and ruled by cartels and Mexico’s new President called the narco war, “Americas Problem not Mexico’s”. Which is a complete lie and the only reason he would say this, is because it is not a problem for him because he is aligned with the cartels.
We need to get the Wall built and place a large force capable of patrolling and gathering intel at the border.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.