President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) kicked off his daily morning conference in fiery mode. In a dizzying array of topics, he covered everything from his dreams of reforming the Mexican judiciary to gas pumps, ancient cultures, and even the meaning of life. Let's break down the highlights of this unique brand of breakfast-time political theater.
The Judges in the Hot Seat
AMLO's got a bone to pick with Mexico's judges, and he wants the people to hold them accountable. He's talking about a radical shake-up in the judiciary, one that includes judges… wait for it… facing elections. Imagine the campaign slogans: “Justice Smith: Tough on Crime, Easy on Your Taxes!” (Probably wouldn't fly in the U.S. but we're in Mexico!)