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Mexico's AMLO is still working to win over private sector skeptics


Mexico's AMLO is still working to win over private sector skeptics
Eric Martin, Bloomberg
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on Oct. 21, 2019.Bloomberg photo by Alejandro Cegarra.
Over the past few months, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has made a bit of a show of cozying up to people in what he used to call the "mafia of power."
He took the stage with Carlos Slim, the country's richest person, at a news conference. He stood with leaders of the two of the biggest business groups as he declared the private sector crucial to growth. He tweeted a photo of himself with the head of Italy's Eni, which has an oil-drilling project in Tabasco.