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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday nominated his former campaign chief Tatiana Clouthier to replace Graciela Marquez as economy minister, a change which could give new impetus to his efforts to repair bruised ties with business.

Clouthier, a federal congresswoman and scion of a notable political family, played a major role in Lopez Obrador’s 2018 election campaign. But she initially opted not to be part of the federal government when he took office in December that year.

Lopez Obrador has struggled to make the economy work for him and is falling well short . . .

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