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AMLO in clash with bosses over virus measures and beer plant

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s relationship with the country’s business elite is rapidly deteriorating over the response to coronavirus and his decision to back a local referendum to shutter a partly built $1.5 billion beer plant just as the economy is on the edge of a precipice.

The president justified the cancellation saying he needs to “listen to the people” even though participation was just under 5 percent of registered voters, reports Bloomberg.