The left in Latin America in general has viewed AMLO’s victory as a renewed insurgence of the left after a decade of counter-revolution.
This is the question that all anti-Trump individuals and groups are asking today, loudly and regularly. They are hoping of course for a positive answer, but they are not sure they will get one.
The Latin American left has hailed López Obrador’s election, seeing in his victory a possibility of re-igniting the so-called pink tide in Latin America that had had many reverses in the last decade. The United States is clearly worried and unhappy. Trump is already trying to co-opt the president-elect.
Trump may have done us all the favor of destroying this last major remnant of the era of Western domination of the world-system. Of course, the demise of the G-7 will not mean that the struggle for a better world is over. Not at all. Those who back a system of exploitation and hierarchy will simply look for other ways of doing it.
On May 12, 2018, Muqtada al-Sadr’s list unexpectedly won a plurality in the Iraqi legislative elections. This event shook up the entire political situation in the Middle East. It was greeted in other countries with expressions both of surprise and of dismay – notably in the unusual parallel reactions of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.
Insults seem to be a tool defining Trumpism, one that the president uses constantly and with relish. The insults are part of a deliberate strategy which Trump thinks will best further his dominance of the U.S. and world scene and the implementing of his policies.