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Andrés Manuel López Obrador

President of Mexico since 2018

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador: President of Mexico since 2018
Andrés Manuel López Obrador is a Mexican politician serving as the president of Mexico since 2018.

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Mexicans are giving their kids militia training to fight cartels [Video]

Mexicans are giving their kids militia training to fight cartels

A community in Mexico has started offering military-style weapons training to children in an effort to combat gang violence. Gloria Tso reports.

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Mexico's President AMLO under fire over migration clampdown [Video]

Mexico's President AMLO under fire over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces growing criticism after erecting a 'wall' of security forces near the Guatemala border this week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Trump jokes about border wall at USMCA event [Video]

Trump jokes about border wall at USMCA event

During the signing ceremony of the new U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement, President Donald Trump on Wednesday joked if whether he should bring up the border wall at the USMCA event even though it..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

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Mexican president's poll ratings hit record low in coronavirus crisis

Support for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has fallen below 50% for the first time, hit by criticism of his response to the coronavirus crisis, public security concerns and a struggling..
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Mexican president says Slim told him will keep workers during coronavirus crisis

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that billionaire Carlos Slim told him that he will not let go of any workers during the coronavirus crisis.
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Mexican president vows to bail out the poor, not big companies, in coronavirus response

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would focus his response to the coronavirus outbreak on helping the poor rather than major companies as the virus spreads in Mexico, and..
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U.S., Mexico agree on importance of trade despite border restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, agreed on Saturday on the importance of preserving bilateral trade and critical services, despite U.S.-Mexico..
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Mexico president says gang leader 'El Marro' not target in security clashes

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that a security operation in the Mexican state of Guanajuato was not aimed at capturing gang leader Jose "El Marro" Yepez, saying clashes..
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Mexican president says women's national strike will not have 'big impact' on economy

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said a one-day national strike by women on Monday will not have "a big impact" on economy, with the government continuing to function normally.
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Mexican president rejects resignation of senior official, backs him

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday rejected the resignation of a senior official who had quit due to a departmental spat over a major social program, exposing tensions beneath the..
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Public will decide whether Constellation brewery opens in Mexico, president says

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday his government would consult the public over whether U.S. company Constellation Brands Inc should open its new brewery in the northern..
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Senior Mexican official quits, in latest blow to president

A senior Mexican official in charge of one of the government's signature social programs resigned on Monday in a sharply-worded letter that marked the latest bust-up within President Andres Manuel..
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Mexico speeds up extraditions of cartel bosses to U.S

The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stepped up extraditions of suspected drug cartel leaders to the United States, official data show, as Washington presses for..
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Recession, record violence hit support for Mexico president: poll

Record levels of violence and an economic slump are taking an increasing toll on support for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.
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Mexico's president says will not take sides in U.S. election

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at his morning press conference on Wednesday that he will not take sides in the U.S. election or voice support for a particular candidate.
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Support for women's strike in Mexico gains ground

A women's event in Mexico planned for next month, fueled by growing disgust with a spate of high-profile femicides, gained ground on Friday as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said public..
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Workers strike at Mexican state news agency in austerity fight

Dozens of employees of Mexico's state news agency Notimex launched a strike on Friday as the union battled deep spending cuts by the outlet's director, a close ally of President Andres Manuel Lopez..
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Mexican President Lopez Obrador says unaware of probe into ex-President Pena Nieto

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he is not aware of an investigation into his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, after a media report that law enforcement authorities are..
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Mexico's president says foreign firms optimistic on investing

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he met with a group of executives from foreign companies and discussed plans to maintain and increase investment in Mexico under a new..
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Family says government did not protect young girl murdered in Mexico City

Relatives of a seven-year-old girl murdered in Mexico said on Monday the government had failed to protect her despite their pleas for help, while President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appeared to blame..
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Mexican president blames murder of young girl on past governments

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday appeared to blame the murder of a seven-year-old girl on the "neoliberal economic model," angering critics who say the government has failed to..
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Asked about Lozoya arrest, Mexico's president says anti-corruption fight to go on

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his government must not let up in its fight against corruption, when asked about the arrest in Spain of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief..
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Spanish police arrest former head of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex

Spanish police on Wednesday arrested Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex, giving Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government its first high-profile..
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Mexican president intends to send judicial reform proposal to Congress

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will send Congress a proposal crafted by the Supreme Court that aims to strengthen the judiciary to combat corruption and abuse of..
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Mexico prepares to unveil less ambitious justice reform: sources

Mexico has scaled back a planned judicial reform that alarmed rights defenders and caused a backlash within President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's cabinet, three officials told Reuters, adding that..
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Mexicans will win $1 million raffle prizes, not presidential plane

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave details on Friday of a raffle aimed at covering the cost of a luxury presidential plane he has struggled to sell, clarifying that winners will get $1..
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Roll up! Mexico's presidential plane to be raffled off at 500 pesos a ticket

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will raffle off his predecessor's luxury plane in a bid to raise funds for the country's public hospitals, he announced on Friday.
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Mexican president says presidential plane will be raffled off

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Friday that he has decided to raffle off his predecessor's luxury plane in a bid to raise funds for the country's public hospitals.
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'They're killing us!' attacked Mexican journalist asks president for justice

A Mexican video blogger, wearing a black eye patch and with metal surgical pins lodged in his face after a murder attempt, confronted President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday about the..
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Mexican leader plays 'matador' to manage Trump migration charge

Days after Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017, Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stood on U.S. soil and likened the American's treatment of migrants to Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.
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Mexican president says 'we don't want to fight' after Trump repeats border wall claim

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday "we don't want to fight", responding to reports that U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his claim that Mexico is paying for..
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Mexican ruling party roiled by chief refusing to step down in leadership tussle

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling party plunged into a divisive leadership struggle on Monday when party chief Yeidckol Polevnsky refused to stand down after being voted out by..
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Mexican leader blasts critics after supporters hector grieving family

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lashed out at critics on Monday after a group of his supporters angrily hectored members of a U.S.-Mexican family protesting to the government about the..
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Mexico is the wall: president under fire over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces growing criticism he is doing U.S. President Donald Trump's bidding after erecting a "wall" of security forces who clashed with Central American..
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Mexican president says Central American caravans driven by political forces

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday a caravan of Central American migrants that crossed into Mexico this week was not spontaneous, signaling that Honduran activists were..
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Critics warn sweeping Mexican judicial reform threatens human rights

Mexican rights groups and leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's opponents are pushing back against a sweeping new judicial reform designed to combat soaring crime, warning that the proposed..
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Mexico says border clash with migrants was isolated case, violence to be avoided

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that clashes between migrants and members of the National Guard on the border with Guatemala this week were an "isolated case" and that..
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Mexico says possible case of coronavirus under investigation

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that authorities are investigating one potential case of coronavirus in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.
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Mexico president says operations at southern border meant to protect migrants

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a news conference on Tuesday that operations to control the flow of migrants at the country's southern border were meant to protect them.
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Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging..
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Murders in Mexico in 2019 rise to record, up 1% from year ago

Homicides in Mexico rose to a record, increasing by 1% to 29,401 cases in 2019, the first full year of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's presidency, according to data published by the security ministry on..
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Central American migrants ford river into Mexico, chuck rocks

Hundreds of Central Americans waded across a river into Mexico on Monday, some clashing with waiting security forces, in a new challenge for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's efforts to contain..
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Can't sell your presidential plane? Mexico mulls raffle instead

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor's $130 million jet after the government's efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to..
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Mexico says monitoring approach of migrant caravan from Guatemala

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government was monitoring the situation on his country's southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants approached from..
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Mexico not taking 'scandalous' violence seriously enough - rights group

The government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is failing to tackle violence that has pushed homicide rates to record highs and turned the country into a "butcher's shop," Human Rights Watch..
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Mexican government preparing 'ambitious' criminal justice reform

Faced with rampant drug violence and homicides at record highs, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government is preparing far-reaching reforms of Mexico's justice system to combat insecurity and..
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Mexican president says U.S. has agreed to extradite fugitive politician

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday the United States has agreed to extradite a fugitive former state governor wanted on corruption charges.
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Mexico's president asks U.S.-Iran to say 'no to war'

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that he would like to see a conflict between the United States and Iran resolved peacefully via dialogue, and asked those involved to..
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Mexico president won't comment on U.S. killing of top Iranian commander

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he will not comment on a U.S. air strike in Baghdad that killed the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani.
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Mexico vows to stand firm on granting asylum in Bolivia

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday pledged to stick by his government's decision to give asylum to several people in Mexico's embassy in Bolivia, which has sparked a dispute with..
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Drug lord 'El Chapo' once held as much power as Mexican president -Lopez Obrador

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared an end to the days of collusion between crime and government, saying in a holiday address there was a time when drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo”..
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Sixteen inmates killed in Mexican prison fight, scarring troubled system

Sixteen inmates were killed and five wounded in a prison fight in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, authorities said, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country's penal system..
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