Mexico's Future under the Lopez Obrador Presidency: Violence, Migration and the Mexico-U.S. Relationship

Photo thanks to NPR

Photo thanks to NPR

Sunday, December 2nd, 2:30-4 pm

El Paso Library downtown, 501 N Oregon

Street parking is free on Sundays. Your best bet is to park east of the library and away from the ballpark and museum area.

Incoming Mexico President Andres Lopez Manuel Obrador, or "AMLO," will be sworn into office on December 1st,  He has promised to make major changes, among them reductions in violence and corruption, extreme inequality, and continuing dependence on the U.S.  AMLO's party, MORENA, has the majority in Congress. People are ready for change!  But will AMLO deliver?  What social and economic changes can we expect?  What does this all mean for the US-Mexico borderlands?  How will Mexicans living in the U.S. be affected by the policies of the new administration?  These and other questions will be addressed by the panelists, Dr Manual Miranda and Molly Molley, and members of the audience.

Dr. Manuel Miranda is the President of the El Paso Committee of Mexicans Abroad Who Support Morena, Lopez Obrador's party.

Molly Molloy is a professor, librarian, and author at NMSU. She is best known for her publications regarding violence in Mexico and her widely used Frontera List, which for years has tracked and documented homicides and other criminal activity in the Mexican border region.