April 1, 2006
Rogelio Ramirez de la ORogelio Ramírez de la O weighs his words carefully before speaking. Decades of advising multinational corporations have taught this Cambridge-educated economist and Mexico City native that it's essential to be calm and rational.
As Mexico's July 2 presidential election approaches, having such a pragmatic ally and economic advisor has been crucial for social democrat candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is leading the polls by seven points. If elected, López Obrador is widely expected to ask Ramírez de la O, 57, to be his finance minister.
López Obrador represents the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), which consists of f
AMLO's economic advisor explains how his left-leaning presidential candidate plans to shake things up in Mexico without spooking the financial world.