Rich corporate oligarchs are plotting to destabilize and overthrow Mexico’s first left-wing president in 40 years, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with prominent Mexican Professor John Ackerman about AMLO’s many accomplishments, and how the corporate media attacks his progressive Fourth Transformation movement nonstop. We also discuss AMLO’s historic visit to the US and his meeting with Trump, and what exactly this means politically.

(Episode recorded July 9, 2020)



Links and show notes

John Ackerman on Twitter: @JohnMAckerman

Meet the far-right oligarchs working to topple Mexico’s progressive President AMLO,” by José Guadalupe Argüello III and Ben Norton at The Grayzone

Leaked documents reveal right-wing oligarch plot to overthrow Mexico’s AMLO,” by Ben Norton at The Grayzone

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