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The energy stakes of AMLO's election in Mexico

Mexican president Andres Miguel Lopez Obrador after being elected
Newly eleected Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Pedro Mera/Getty Images

Over at the Atlantic Council, David Goldwyn looks at what Andrés Manuel López Obrador's (AMLO's) election means for the 2013 overhaul of Mexico's energy sector that enabled new private investment and other changes.

Why it matters: The election is a seismic political shift in a country that has deep two-way energy ties with the U.S., including major U.S. gas exports to Mexico, as well as imports of heavy crude.