American myopia

Even the New York Times, normally fairly broad in outlook, occasionally slips. In this article on the Mexican election, the issues are summed up as:

At stake in the contest is whether the country remains on a conservative track and stays a firm United States ally or joins a trend that has brought several leftists to power in Latin America in recent years, weakening Washington’s influence.

Wow, is that it? No other issues other than how Mexico relates to the US? Who’d have thought it?