Trump Could Give Momentum to Mexico’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

2/6/2017 NBC News

by Erwin Morales

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s fight-picking with Mexico may be indirectly involving him in the presidential ambitions of that country’s own anti-establishment presidential candidate.

Andres Manuel López Obrador is the early leading contender in Mexico’s presidential contest and his left-wing, buck the status quo politics have some in the U.S. on guard, particularly those in the business world.

“There’s a deep concern that the potential rift between the United States and Mexico can only strengthen the candidacy of Andres Manuel López Obrador in the next year and a half,” Peter Schechter, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center of the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, said in a recent conference call.

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