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Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Credit: Octavio Hoyos/Shutterstock.com

Mexican lawyers are engaged in a fierce—and increasingly public—battle to preserve the independence of the judiciary amid mounting attacks from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The attacks have been launched in response to legal opposition to the president’s attempt to overhaul the electricity market to favor the state electricity company. First, the president labeled Mexican lawyers who defend international companies “traitors.” Then he accused Mexico’s judicial branch of being at the service of private interests.

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Amy Guthrie

Amy Guthrie is Law.com International's Latin America correspondent, based in Mexico City. She covers legal and business issues, including law firms, in-house counsel, and regulatory matters across Latin America. She can be reached at [email protected]

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