Biden Receives Distant Welcome in Mexico

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AMAC Exclusive – By Daniel Berman

Nothing says friendship like being asked to use the servants’ entrance. That is precisely what Mexico’s President Andres Maria Lopez Obrador, otherwise known as AMLO, requested of Joe Biden last week, when he asked that Air Force One land at a distant regional airport rather than Mexico City’s main hub. Lest there be any doubt about the nature of the power move, the Mexican President also sent Biden a list of topics to be discussed.

U.S.-Mexico relations have been on a downward trajectory since Biden entered office. The problem is not ideological but cultural. For the Biden team, politics is what it has been to Democrats since the 2016 election and Russiagate: a struggle between “democracy” and “authoritarianism”. The irony, not lost on AMLO, is that this is a fundamentally imperialist outlook, in which foreign leaders are expected to subordinate the interests of their own …

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