03/13/2018 Financial Times
Mexicans ought to know what they think about Andrés Manuel López Obrador after the election front-runner’s three decades in politics, the last dozen on the campaign trail in pursuit of the presidency.
To many, the man known as Amlo is an honest and plucky David, a champion of ordinary folk, who will fell the Goliath that is Mexico’s corruption-tainted ruling class in the election on July 1.
But many business leaders and investors see him as a demagogue who is stuck in a 1970s ideological time warp and will pitch Latin America’s second-biggest economy into Venezuela-style ruin.
“Is Amlo a wolf in sheep’s clothing or has he really become a democrat?” Asks one former head of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).