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Trump And AMLO, The Double Threat Dividing Mexico

Facing U.S. brinkmanship over tariffs and migration, Mexico's president must act to unite his country with sensible policies and end his 'confrontational' strategy with domestic critics.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the presentation of his book ''Oye, Trump''
Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the presentation of his book ''Oye, Trump''
Luis Rubio

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MEXICO CITY - There can be many readings of the letter recently sent by Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) to U.S. President Donald J. Trump. But one thing is sure: it is a document prompted by and serving political priorities at home. In that sense, it was at least a great success. In addition to massive popular support since López Obrador began his presidency in December, he can now boast that he enjoys the sympathy — if not recognition of social sectors like businesspeople, commentators or critics who were not with him before. It is a notable achievement. One commentator captured the new mood: "Trump has managed to convert AMLO from a leader into the head of state." The question remains though: does this support solve his main problem.

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The Ideal Age To Marry? Reflections Of A 20-Something Indian Woman

India is raising the minimum age for women to marry. What does that mean on the individual level (with your parents whispering in your ear)?

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Priyamvada Rana

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NEW DELHI — A few days ago, I got a call from my parents, who wanted to talk about the "ideal age to marry." This came after news about India raising the minimum age for women to marry to 21, to match the age for men. It's a laudable move, sure, but I even wonder if 21-year-olds will be able to fathom the expectations, responsibilities and limitations that come with such a socially-constrained institution.

I am not ready at 26, and won’t be even at 30.

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