Between the Pandemic and the President: Mexico City Mayor’s Balancing Act – The New York Times

So far, her strategy has been to follow the science, while refusing to criticize the president.

“I will not allow this to become a political conflict,” said Ms. Sheinbaum, 58, sitting rigidly at her desk, her voice muffled by a cloth mask. “But I also believe I have a role here in the city, and I’m going to abide by what I believe in.”

“This is how we have always behaved, always respecting, always informing,” she said. “Trying to coordinate as much as possible.”

Ms. Sheinbaum is a renowned scientist, and has followed best practices to fight the virus in the city: “I’m going to abide by what I believe in.”