MEXICO metropolis (Reuters) - Mexico’s Arturo Herrera appears grim in a viral video in which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador names him finance minister, a activity Herrera’s predecessor left in a huff at a time when Latin america’s second biggest economic system is signaling weak spot.

With Herrera at his facet, Lopez Obrador for nearly six mins plays down former Finance Minister Carlos Urzua’s fiery and surprising resignation letter accusing the government of formulating monetary policy with out enough basis.

The well-seemed Herrera seems so downcast within the video as to garner a ways extra online interest than Lopez Obrador’s Tuesday comments.


net users interpreted Herrera’s thought manner with such strains as, “What if I resigned proper now?” “I must have studied childcare” and the ironic “great day ever!”

frame language and behavioral analyst Jesus Enrique Rosas on the Knesix Institute said Herrera’s avoidance of eye contact and rapid blinking - some 60 blinks per minute versus a ordinary charge of 15 in line with minute - might reflect heightened anxiety.

As Lopez Obrador repeats his trademark promises, Herrera’s blinking will increase; he gulps and shows other signs and symptoms of uneasiness, Rosas said.
Apparent critics of Lopez Obrador’s leftward policy shift branded Herrera’s stare because the “face of Mexico.”

Opinion polls display that Lopez Obrador, who took office in December after a landslide victory, is supported through a widespread majority of Mexicans.

One take on the statement video accumulated extra than half a million views on Twitter. It sets the video to the melancholic tunes of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sounds of Silence.”

afterward Tuesday, Herrera appeared far extra relaxed, telling journalists with a smile that during preceding roles, “they accused me of laughing an excessive amount of... So now I attempt, in solemn moments, to be careful.”