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Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s attack on the judiciary – the last bastion of protection against unconstitutional policies – could lead to capital flight and a worsening economic crisis, lawyers warn. (Photo: Mexican President's Office)
Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador uses his daily morning press conference to attack critics. Here he attacks a judge that ruled against his electricity law. (Photo: Mexico President's Office)
Juan Francisco Torres Landa, Hogan Lovells and Luis Rubio Barnetche, Holland & Knight.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Mexico: AMLO Attacks Lawyers & Judges

Mexican president’s attacks against lawyers and judges are raising alarms.


Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is increasingly becoming more authoritarian and intolerant of criticism. In addition to attacking former presidents and any independent media in Mexico, Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) is now ratcheting up attacks on lawyers and judges.

What is the impact of the comments by AMLO that Mexican attorneys working for foreign firms are “traitors”? How will AMLO’s attack against judges in the electricity law rulings and ex-Supreme Court Judge Jose Ramon Cossio impact the judiciary? How will plans by AMLO to hold a referendum on the guilt or not of former Mexican presidents undermine due process and the rule of law?

asked two prominent Mexican attorneys: 

Luis Rubio Barnetche, executive partner of the Mexico City office of Holland & Knightand Juan Francisco Torres Landa, Head of the Latin America Practice Group of Hogan Lovells.

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Keywords: CFE, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Knight, Mexico, Pemex, Supreme Court





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