Sure, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, is the leftist frontrunner of the Mexican presidential race. But he’s not the next Hugo Chavez.

This week in Just This I talk with Dudley Althaus – who has covered Mexico, Latin America and beyond for nearly three decades and will be covering the July 1 election for the Washington Post and San Antonio Express-News – about the complexities of Mexican politics and candidates.

Join me every Friday for Just This. Listen in and send us your feedback. Produced by Photo Editor Scott Ball, Just This will be available here on the Rivard Report and on iTunes and Stitcher at 5 a.m.

Rick Casey's career spans four decades of award-winning reporting on San Antonio. He previously worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News.