AMLO's Election: What Does it Mean for Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond?

July 12, 2018 - 9:00 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
AMLO's Election: What Does it Mean for Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond? 

A light breakfast will be served. 

President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador won with almost 54 percent of the vote on July 1. This historic election comes at a critical moment for Mexico's future. López Obrador campaigned on a transformative vision and will face several immediate tasks upon taking the office on December 1, including:  establishing new mechanisms to combat corruption; reducing crime in the short term while tackling its root causes in the long term; creating new economic opportunities while finalizing NAFTA talks; and navigating the shifting nature of US-Mexico relations.

As the transition of power begins, we will discuss the priorities he laid out on the campaign trail and the resulting road ahead. Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Thursday, July 12 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (EDT) for a discussion on what we might expect from Mexico's next president on some of the most pressing issues facing the country today. What will he prioritize first? How will he work across sectors? What will be Mexico's role in the region and beyond?

Speakers:

The Honorable Paula Stern
Founder and President, The Stern Group;
Former Chairwoman, U.S. International Trade Commission;
Board of Directors, Atlantic Council

Jason Marczak
 Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Antonio Ortiz-Mena
Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group;
Former Head of Economic Affairs, Embassy of Mexico in the US

José Díaz Briseño 
US-Mexico Correspondent 
Reforma

*Additional Speakers To Be Announced

Moderator:
Katherine Pereira
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council




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