Mexico’s president proposes new Latin American order

"We have to settle the dilemma of whether to integrate with the United States or to oppose it defensively,” López Obrador said. “We are not a protectorate, a colony, or their backyard."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It has taken almost 3 years in office, but Andrés Manuel López Obrador has finally addressed Latin America.

"The proposal is nothing less than to build something similar to the European Union, but attached to our history, our reality and our identities. In this spirit, replacing the OAS with a truly autonomous body, not anyone's lackey, should not be ruled out," the Mexican president said on July 24 on Simón Bolívar's birthday, concurrent with the meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) foreign ministers, at which . . .

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