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Domestic matters will determine Mexican foreign policy

Thursday, November 4, 2021


The move follows Mexico’s hosting of a Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit last month, and provides an opportunity to expand the country’s international profile. However, AMLO generally disregards foreign policy, except as a tool for advancing domestic interests and building public support.


  • US relations will continue to dominate foreign policy, despite AMLO’s critical rhetoric about rich nations.
  • In the short term, Mexico will frame its foreign policy around calls for increased access to COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Mexico’s energy policy could become a source of international tension, given its potential implications for foreign investors.
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