Mexican presidential frontrunner Obrador promises controversial amnesty plan

On Sunday, Mexicans will elect a new president. Andrés Manuel López Obrador is widely expected to win the poll. This would be a historic moment for Mexico, where the left has never been in power. Obrador has made a highly controversial promise during his campaign: an amnesty for prisoners who have committed certain types of crimes. Many fear going softer on criminals would be a huge step in the wrong direction. Others see it as a fresh approach to Mexico's "drug war". Our correspondents report.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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