Melina Nitschker


The AMLO Presidency: Retrospectives and Looks to the Future

The July of 2018 saw Andrés Manuel López Obrador, widely known as AMLO, succeed where he had twice failed before, winning the Mexican presidential election with an outright majority with MORENA, his political movement, and dealing a stunning defeat to Mexico’s traditional parties in the process. López Obrador rode into the Mexican presidency on an […]

Latin America 2021: The New Abnormal (09/12/2020)

“Unprecedented” is without a doubt the most overused word of the past year, employed by observers and leaders alike to describe a series of new challenges and justify scrambling responses. But as the initial shock fades, we must take a sober assessment of what lies before us. If 2020 was a year of unprecedented problems, […]

No Trade Deal Without Reform

When Amendment 36 was approved in the European Parliament on 6 October with 345 to 295 votes, stating that the “EU-Mercosur agreement cannot be ratified as it stands“, European farmers, NGOs and activists could finally breathe a sigh of relief. The free trade agreement between the European Union and the four Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, […]