Mutual Respect and Self Determination. Mexican President AMLO Proposes an Alternative Policy Between the U.S. and Latin America
Andrés E. Jiménez Montoya
This message follows my posting about current Mexican politics mentioning the presidency of the center-left incumbent Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In the speech, AMLO outlines and advocates a new InterAmerican relations doctrine, proposing the establishment of a new and unique “American Unión” modeled on the European Union. He also provides an open defense of the Cuban Republic and people, calling for the abolition of the OAS and US hegemony in the Americas. As many of you may know, Mexico is the chair of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and holds a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. This is truly a ground breaking speech and a signal to the social democratic and socialist democratic left in the Américas.
Here, again is the link to the English translation of AMLO’s speech that also featured remarks by the Chilean author Isabel Allende and a musical performance by Lila Downs:
Here’s a link to the speech in Spanish:
Here’s a link to the entire program, including the AMLO speech:
In Peace and Solidarity.
Andrés E. Jiménez Montoya,
Director Emeritus, California Policy Research Center,
University of California.