The Americas

On December 1, 2018, the newly elected Mexican President assumed office. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO.

“A 2009 study from the Justice in Mexicoorganization found that 93.6 percent of municipal police in Mexico depend on corruption to make a living wage.” Rolling Stone

Carlos Slim Helúfor, perhaps the world’s second richest man, is a Mexican Lebanese tycoon investor in the New York Times.

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Mexican Oligarch, AdvanceAmerica payday lender, donated to Trump 

Mexico, Agreements and other truths, thread by @saysDana “Truth #1 – Trump desperately wants a deal with MEXICO while Enrique Peña Nieto is still in office – Truth #2 – This is simply a deal with Mexico. NAFTA includes Canada. Let’s keep that one straight. Only Trump would deliver a “preliminary” message about NAFTA so that every sad MSM channel pivots from talking about John McCain. There is more to the NAFTA story it’s deeper.”

Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader Los Angeles Times By  July 12, 2018

“On Friday [July 13], Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will lead the team to Mexico City for meetings with President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a feisty leftist populist who won a landslide victory on July 1, as well as his outgoing predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto, and other senior government officials. Pompeo will be accompanied by President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, who is nominally in charge of the Mexico portfolio. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a hard-liner on immigration, and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, whose office handles economic sanctions, also are on board. Trump reportedly has dubbed Lopez Obrador “Juan Trump.” Trump reportedly has dubbed Lopez Obrador “Juan Trump.” Lopez Obrador wants to alleviate poverty, expand employment and take the military out of the fight against drug trafficking. On Wednesday, he said he would cancel a scheduled $1.3-billion purchase of eight American helicopters for the Mexican navy. He also wants negotiations completed on the North American Free Trade Agreement, which seems to be a fast-fading priority at the White House. What sustained the Washington-Mexico City relationship under Trump, despite the tensions, was a back channel that Kushner created with the powerful foreign minister of Mexico, Luis Videgaray. He is on the meeting schedule Friday. Lopez Obrador was voted into office by a population fed up with official corruption and skyrocketing homicide rates.”

“We have to keep in mind how Mexico works. Mexico is run by the wealthy. People aren’t all living well. Many in poverty. Crime. Thus, they want out. There’s a reason for that.” Please review it all.

“It’s no different than what’s been happening in the U.S. It’s about a wealthy few, wanting everything and working in tandem with others just like them. With help from a few corrupt politicians and business people. Let’s take a look at the Mexican connection (to the mob and the world) If you think it isn’t happening, you would be wrong. Mexico is always key to grifts and corruption. Why send so many to visit this new President? Trump bashes Mexico daily. Might be worth looking into the ties that bind Mexico to the President and the mafia families surrounding that. Take a look at all the characters. BILLIONAIRES in Mexico always get elected. They control everything: drug routes, food, equipment, immigration approvals, cartels, business streams of fast money. They control it all. Less than 10 families…. [Here’s a list of the wealthiest Mexicans]