In this interview conducted by Security in Context's Margaret Cerullo, Mexico-based independent investigative journalist, John Gibler, author of Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt,To Die in Mexico: Dispatches From Inside the Drug War, and I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa, provides in-depth analysis of the political landscape in Mexico in light of the most recent elections on June 2, 2024. Gibler analyzes the context in which Claudia Sheinbaum emerged victorious with a whopping 30+ point margin. In the interview, Gibler analyzes Sheinbaum’s party, Morena, and the legacies of her predecessor, López Obrador by looking at the war on drugs, immigration policy, state violence and the lingering impunity surrounding human rights, as well as the significance of Morena's triumph for Mexico and the region.

Edited by Nick Bythrow

Graphics by Owen Neuburger

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Jun 6, 2024
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