The visit of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to the united States to meet with the representative of that country it generated a wave of criticisms and compliments for the performance of the tabasco in Washington, who was the last 8th and 9th of July in american territory, and participated in several official events.
The british newspaper The Guardianstressed that, considering that the president of the united States, Donald Trump, has constantly attacked the image of the mexican, the president of Mexico turned out to be “unscathed” of the visit, but did not let aside that the meeting was disseminated by the campaign of his namesake, head to the next presidential elections.
On the other hand, the critical perspectives on what happened during the bilateral meeting, which both leaders attended with important businessmen and officials of each country, was quite diverse. For its part, the british pointed out that:
The trip to Washington was a paradox: a celebration of the free trade of North America by two protectionist and a leading mexican who criticizes the “neo-liberalism” praising the billionaires for their “social concern”.
Rescued some mentioned as López Obrador “it has accepted docilely the demands of the united States”, but he also won praise for having completed the meeting, “as the representative of a free, democratic and sovereign” as tweeted Álvaro Delgado Gómez, a columnist for the newspaper Herald of Mexico.
However neither The Guardian or the population in general, left to overlook that the campaign of Trump didn’t take long for use to their advantage the statements of Lopez Obrador where praised to its namesake by showing “respect” to Mexico and “not to treat us as a colony”.
This, above all, to answer to the voices of democrats like Joe Biden, who reminded as from 2016, Donald Trump called them “rapists mexicans”.
“Trump has capitalized on this according to the script. And will continue to do so until the day of the elections “, stressed Carlos Heredia, a professor at the Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics, in accordance with The Guardian.
The president of Mexico he was praised also by “simply to avoid the humiliation”said the british newspaper. In addition to that “the visit stressed relations surprisingly warm from the austere mexican and his us counterpart”.
Among other things, the political polarization of the country was reflected in the reactions that had the visit of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the neighbouring country. A found newspaper The Financial showed as 59% of the mexican respondents supported the trip to Washington, while 85% disapproved of the Trump.
In addition to this meeting, is the mexican context in which, although the president remains a popular figure, “surveys show concerns about their handling of issues such as crime, the economy and the pandemic of Covid-19”.
Another criticism of the mexican head of state was that instead of expressing a definite position during the visit to the US, only supported the one that showed the u.s. executive. Heredia also stated that “people are not evaluating the impact of the trip itself, but the president’s decision to go to Washington.”
On the other hand, the historian and political analyst José Antonio Crespo stressed that the current government has focused on criticizing routinely given to past presidents to call them “minions” as we try to get good terms between the two nations.
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