Mexico’s new president won’t alter its dangerously corrupt course in US relations


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Claudia Sheinbaum, the hand-picked successor of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will be the next president of Mexico. Unfortunately, that means US-Mexico relations remain on a dangerous course which has empowered drug cartels and brought skyrocketing overdoses and uncontrolled migration to the United States. Sheinbaum owes her victory almost entirely to the highly popular Lopez Obrador government, leaving little chance that she will distance herself from the man universally known as AMLO. Under the incumbent’s government, US-Mexico relations have seen a dangerous deterioration. New threats have emerged on the border — ranging from fentanyl, weaponized mass migration and terrorist networks...