Lopez Obrador’s Historic Election

The election of Manuel Lopez Obrador is historic. It is following a common trend internationally. He is a populist. A left wing populist. His election came out of similar forces that propelled Donald Trump to the White House.

One of the items that trump ran on was not part of Obrador’s electoral playbook. This is deep racial animus. But the economic reasons for his victory are similar.

Mexico, like the United States, has a growing income inequality gulf. This is no longer a gap, but rather a deep wide gulf. This has created a lot of anger and…