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AQ Podcast: Mexico’s Conservative Response to COVID-19

The Mexican president urgently needs to spend more to fight the pandemic, an opposition senator argues.
Nikita Kataev

As other Latin American governments pass big stimulus packages to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has opted for austerity. Why? Is there any chance he changes his mind? Vanessa Rubio Márquez, a senator and Mexico’s former undersecretary of finance and public credit, spoke to AQ’s Editor-in-chief Brian Winter about the response so far – and a different path forward..

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Vanessa Rubio Márquez is a Mexican senator and the former undersecretary of finance and public credit.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

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Tags: AMLO, AQ Podcast, coronavirus, Mexico

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