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Mexico’s AMLO Plays Energy Nationalism Card Ahead of Key Vote

  • Bill would be biggest blow yet to landmark energy reforms
  • Courts foiled past attempts to regain state energy dominance
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorPhotographer: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is doubling down on a promise that helped launch him to Mexico’s highest office in a landslide victory.

The Mexican president is trying to scrap a policy that opened the nation’s energy sector, and he’s made it the center of his strategy to keep control of congress in midterm elections just two months away.