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Mexico: López Obrador’s First Year

Austerity against corruption

López Obrador’s inauguration speech was a diatribe against neoliberalism, which was portrayed as the source of the country’s problems, particularly corruption, which the government has sought to address by adopting an austerity drive to eliminate perceived excesses in the public sector. Thus, the Federal Public Servants’ Remunerations Law got rid of many perks for high-ranking officials.

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