British magazine The Economist wrote a scathing editorial critizicing Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) and urging voters to “curb” the ambitions of the “power-hungry” leader.
Published in its May 29-June 4 edition, the piece made it to the cover, showing a photo composition of AMLO beneath the headline “Mexico’s false messiah.” The editorial compares AMLO, as the president is commonly known, to “authoritarian populists” Viktor Orbán of Hungary, Narendra Modi of India and Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.
While the government officially dismissed the article as “very propagandistic” and even went as far as to send a letter to the editor, Mexicans (yours truly included) have tons of fun tweaking said cover. Once again, I’m happy to say that Mexican Twitter never disappoint.
Here some of my faves:
Mexico’s True Messiah: El señor de los tacos
Grande, Del Toro
JuanGa: El Mero Mero
Giovanni Dos Santos
Two Covers. Two Truths
Dos portadas, dos verdades 🧐 pic.twitter.com/IV5orSb5wo
— El Árbol de Moras de la Monja Beligerante (@G__Farell) May 28, 2021
Last, but not least. Her Majesty La Concha
Mexico’s real messiah: pic.twitter.com/D3QA22QBIA
— ultravioleta (@ultravpsycho) May 29, 2021
One thought on “The Economist Puts AMLO on Cover; Calls Him a ‘False Messiah.’ Hilarity Ensues”
Keep in mind that AMLO made it to the cover
of the Economist only in ONE of their editions.
It is absent in their European or Asian editions.