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John Oliver Destroys Mexico’s Presidential Candidates on ‘Last Week Tonight’: ‘Hope in AMLO Real, Content a Question Mark’

11:11 AM PDT on June 25, 2018

    [dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]exico's upcoming July 1 election gets the "Last Week Tonight" treatment in a new edition of John Oliver's HBO news show. The host digs into the rise of Enrique Peña Nieto, the unpopular outgoing president, and says that the front-runner ahead of Sunday's vote, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is like a mix of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump ... of Mexico.

    "I sincerely hope the candidates at every level are worhty of the trust that's about to be placed in them," Oliver offers near the end. "It's going to take brave, bold work to give that country the change that it needs." Watch above.

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