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AMLO as Pragmatist: Boosting the Mexican Economy While Fighting Corruption

The recent election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency of Mexico raises numerous questions for companies and their advisors doing business in Mexico. Better known by his initials, AMLO ran as a populist on a strong anti-corruption platform and has hinted that policies under his administration may be less friendly toward foreign investors. Mexico City-based lawyer Diego Sierra (Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.) tells AltaClaro that AMLO's background suggests a pragmatic approach to fighting corruption, as he may have only one card to play in order to boost the Mexican economy—encouraging foreign investment in the energy sector.

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