Femicide Continues to Plague Mexico

October 19, 2020

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) won the 2018 election on a campaign of combating the underlying causes of the social ailments impacting Mexican society. He vowed to fight violence and narcotics trafficking by eliminating its root cause, poverty. His plan was summarized by his tagline,...

Mexico’s President Shockingly Calls The NY Times Neoliberal

May 14, 2020

After Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (known as AMLO) accused The New York Times of a lack of ethics when it published an article claiming that his government was underreporting the number of coronavirus deaths, Mexico News Daily found a subtle way of defending The Times. It did...

Is Mexico’s Political Culture Undergoing a Paradigm Shift?

August 20, 2019

Mexico’s economy has for at least a century functioned according to the mordida system, often described simply as “the way of getting things done.” The word “mordida” literally means “bite,” but as part of a functioning system, it simply means “bribe.” In some ways, it’s closer...

Mexico Has Bigger Problems than Russian Interference

June 30, 2018

Just like the US elections in 2016, fake news has become a fixture of Mexican social media during the electoral season. In a video posted in January, Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known by his initials, AMLO), stands on the edge of the port of...