AMLO’s First Six Months, UU - spirit

Sunday, May 19, 10:30am
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AMLO’s First Six Months

UU Service

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, political analyst Hector Ulloa assesses the first the six months of Andrés Manual Lopez Obrador’s presidency.

“It’s been almost six months since Lopez Obrador took office as the new President of Mexico, and his detractor’s still can’t figure out what happened,” says Ulloa. “They still can’t accept the fact that he is already President and behave as if they were still campaigning. Former President Enrique Peña Nieto has disappeared from the political scene. He was recently seen frolicking at a posh beach resort with his daughter and new girlfriend. Felipe Calderon has been trying to put together a new political party after having divided his own PAN to the brink of extinction. Vincente Fox continually expresses his grievances through Twitter, trying to convince people that Lopez Obrador is ‘a danger to Mexico.’ He recently organized a demonstration demanding that AMLO resign immediately.”

What has Lopez Obrador been doing besides meeting with the press every single morning? Have there been any palpable changes now that he is President? His popularity has attained unprecedented levels in the last few months, now standing at 80% approval. Is this based on facts or merely expectation? What is the rest of the world saying about his administration?

Hector Ulloa has a longstanding relationship with San Miguel de Allende. He studied ethnology at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City and communications at Monterrey Tech before moving here in the mid-1990s. He quickly progressed from a volunteer to assistant editor to the first Mexican editor-in-chief in Atención San Miguel’s history. This gave him an edge when writing editorials, since, being Mexican, he was not limited by law to express his views regarding Mexican politics.

Following his stint at Atención, he was named Press Secretary to then SMA Mayor Jaime Fernández, where he got to know how Mexican politics work from the inside and the dire conditions in which most people live in San Miguel’s rural communities. After that, he was the academic director of the Instituto Allende. Hector moved to Toluca in the State of Mexico in 2011, where he established Iconofilia (iconofilia.hectorulloa.com) to practice and teach the art of digital photography.

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