Video/The factors that could bring together Obrador and Trump
On December 1 Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes office as Mexico's new President. Mexico’s relationship with the US is one of the uncertainties of this new presidency with the two presidents having very different ideological positions. But certain factors could lead to Obrador and Trump having a good relationship, explains in this video Antonella Mori of the Department of Social and Political Sciences. Both are anti-establishment presidents, explains Mori, and also the NAFTA agreement, which could have been a source of tension, has been revised. And also, she explains, Obrador wants to develop the poorest regions of southern Mexico which is a goal that could be supported by Trump as a way to block migration to the US from Mexico and by Central American migrants passing through Mexico to the US.