Mexico’s AMLO is no chavista

On 1 July, the Mexican people will vote in possibly the most important presidential election in their country’s recent history. The crisis of credibility suffered by the current administration and traditional political parties in the past few years has led to increased popular support for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), a 65-year-old politician from the…

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Recruiting Smoking’s New Suckers Just Got Harder

The world’s ugliest cigarette packets aren’t going away. Australia’s plain-packaging laws, which mandate that all tobacco in the country be sold in drab brown packs with no logos, writing in uniform fonts and gruesome health-warning photographs, have been upheld by the World Trade Organization six years after the measures came into effect. The WTO complaint brought by Indonesia,…

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Susan Collins Says Can’t Support Judge Who Would Overturn Abortion Law

President Donald Trump shouldn’t pick someone for the Supreme Court who doesn’t respect legal precedent, including the “settled” 1973 decision that legalized abortion, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said. “A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me, because that would indicate an activist agenda…

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Mexico Heads to Polls With Leftist on Brink of Historic Victory

Mexicans began casting votes in Sunday’s elections amid signs they’re set to hand the presidency to a left-wing leader for the first time in decades, in a revolt against entrenched corruption, crime and poverty. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appears headed for a landslide win that could also give him majorities in both houses of Congress…

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