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Former US Ambassador to Mexico on upcoming elections, NAFTA and immigration




MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - APRIL 20: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA) (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - APRIL 20: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA) (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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Mexico is ramping up for its election on July 1, in which over 3,000 positions, including that of the President, will be potentially up for grabs.

And it’s the disaffected Millennials and Gen Z that might sway the vote, particularly for the anti-Trump leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, often referred to as AMLO.

In economic news, Trump has been asking for a renegotiation of NAFTA, though whether that will be a three-way agreement or bilateral deals is still to be determined.

And meanwhile, the controversy over America’s immigration policy continues, with Trump calling for migrants to be deported without due process. How are the United States’ fluctuating immigration policies affecting Mexico? How will the NAFTA renegotiations impact Southern California? And what’s the cause of what’s looking to be a watershed election in Mexico?

Larry Mantle sits down with former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Early Anthony Wayne to discuss.

Guest:

Earl Anthony Wayne , U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2011-2015 under President Barack Obama; Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs under President George W. Bush (2000-2006); public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center