Some on the US left have criticized Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador without grasping the project he represents, which is to challenge the old neoliberal order through sovereign development and poverty alleviation.

US corporate media decries AMLO as an ‘authoritarian.’ Some in the US left have criticized AMLO’s party, MORENA, for its emphasis on extractivism and its conflicts with some Indigenous communities. What’s often left out of the narrative is that MORENA has successfully lifted 9 million Mexicans out of poverty since 2018. What’s the true story of MORENA’s political project? José Granados Ceja of the Mexico Solidarity Project joins Bill Fletcher Jr., a member of the TRNN board, for a live discussion hosted by Red Emma’s in Baltimore on MORENA’s political role in the context of Mexico’s recent history.