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Andrés Manuel López Obrador

58th president of Mexico

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador: 58th president of Mexico
Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the 58th and current President of Mexico, since 1 December 2018.

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Mexico gender violence: Victims’ relatives occupy rights office [Video]

Mexico gender violence: Victims’ relatives occupy rights office

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is often criticised for downplaying the issue of gender violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Mexico corruption leak: New video raises questions over president [Video]

Mexico corruption leak: New video raises questions over president

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ran on a promise to wipe out corruption.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

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Mexico's president accuses Spain's Iberdrola of 'hidden' media attack

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ramped up verbal attacks on Spain's Iberdrola on Wednesday, accusing the power generation company of mounting a media campaign against his government as..
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Mexican president says Trump summit unlikely, but keeps door open

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday backtracked further on a Washington summit he had proposed with U.S. President Donald Trump for the July 1 launch of the USMCA trade deal,..
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Mexican president says July 1 meeting with Trump unlikely

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he did not think a July 1 meeting he had proposed to hold with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington will be possible to arrange, but..
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Relatives of Mexico's disappeared surround president's car, demand meeting

Dozens of protesters surrounded Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's motorcade on Monday, demanding he answer for the thousands of Mexicans who have gone missing in the country's..
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Mexican president says he would sell gasoline to Venezuela for humanitarian needs if asked

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would sell gasoline to Venezuela for "humanitarian" reasons if asked to, despite U.S. sanctions on the South American country and its..
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Mexican president eyes regulatory changes, critics decry power grab

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday backed a proposal to merge three regulatory bodies into one in a move the opposition criticized as a power grab that could jeopardize..
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Mexico's Lopez Obrador backs plan to merge regulatory bodies

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday backed a political ally's proposal to merge three regulatory bodies into a new one in a move the opposition criticized as a power grab that..
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Mexico president says phone call may need to replace planned meeting with Trump

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he was still weighing up the possibility of a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, but that the coronavirus pandemic meant..
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Close ally of Mexican president tests positive for coronavirus

The head of Mexico's Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoe Robledo, a close aide to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would continue..
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'This is not New York': Mexico president defends coronavirus response

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended his government's handling of the coronavirus on Thursday after official data showed new deaths for a 24-hour period surging to an all-time high.
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Mexico's president says military is aiding missing students probe

Mexico's military is cooperating with a fresh probe into the 2014 disappearance of 43 student teachers, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday.
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Mexican president hits the road again under pall of coronavirus deaths

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he would restart his tours of Mexico, gambling on his ability to control the narrative that the country is bouncing back from the coronavirus..
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Mexican president to restart trips in spite of coronavirus spike

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he would next week resume tours of the country, which he had suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, even though fatalities and new..
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Mexico orders probe into alleged graft linked to ex-president

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday ordered an investigation into allegations the former government irregularly awarded lucrative contracts to a firm reportedly owned by the..
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Mexico's president pushes back on government forecast coronavirus could impoverish millions

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pushed back on Thursday against a government report that forecast the coronavirus pandemic could drag millions of Mexicans into extreme poverty in Latin..
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Mexico to present plan on Wednesday for return to 'new normal'

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he will present plans on Wednesday to reopen the country and the economy after several weeks of quarantine measures to curb the..
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Mexican Supreme Court throws out law extending governor's mandate

Mexico's Supreme Court on Monday unanimously struck down a law extending the gubernatorial mandate of a member of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling party which had fed concerns it could..
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Mexico to unveil economic restart next week after coronavirus lockdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he will receive a proposal on Monday from his cabinet on reopening the country, including the economy, after more than a month of quarantine..
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Mexico to present proposal next week for reopening economy after coronavirus lockdowns

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he will receive a proposal on Monday from the Cabinet for how to reopen the economy and society after more than a month of quarantine..
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Son of Mexican official probed over ventilator sales to government

Mexico will investigate a report that a company owned by the son of a top official sold overpriced ventilators to the government during the coronavirus crisis, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador..
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Vast majority of Mexicans back president's handling of coronavirus: poll

A large majority of Mexicans support the work done by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to contain the coronavirus outbreak and agree with a decision to extend quarantine measures until the end of..
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Mexico, U.S. 'need each other' on migration, Lopez Obrador says

Mexico and the United States are co-dependent when it comes to migration, Mexico's president said on Thursday when asked to comment on his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump's decision to temporarily..
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Mexico's president praises inmate amnesty as 'humanitarian act'

A prisoner amnesty law in Mexico aimed at releasing non-violent inmates as a coronavirus containment measure won praise from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday, coming as health..
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In phone call, Mexican president floats idea of meeting with Trump

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, suggesting they meet in June or July for what would be their first in-person..
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Mexican president says spoke with Trump, suggested they meet

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump and that he suggested they meet in June or July for what would be their first meeting in..
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Mexico president says U.N. slow in ensuring access to medical gear amid coronavirus

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the United Nations has been slow in ensuring fair prices and equal access to medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Mexico's ruling party suffers first senate resignation

A Mexican lawmaker on Tuesday became the first senator to quit from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, dealing another blow to the leftist..
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Defiant Mexican president challenges critics to vote him out early

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday proposed bringing forward a referendum on his presidency to June 2021 from 2022, challenging his opponents to accept the offer and vote him out..
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Mexican president offers to bring forward recall referendum

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he was offering adversaries the chance to bring forward a recall referendum on his presidency to June 2021 from its proposed date in the..
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Mexico seeks more medical equipment from U.S. and China

Mexico is seeking more medical equipment from the United States and China to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday.
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'Debt phobia': Mexican leader's coronavirus gamble

If supporters and opponents of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador can agree on anything, it's that he is very stubborn. He says so himself.
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Mexican president says no changes in his cabinet

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that there are "no changes" in his cabinet after rumours circulated on social media in the past few days that some of his top ministers..
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Mexico to help the poor, invest in energy to ease economic pain: president

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday said Mexico's government will use the budget stabilization fund and cash from various trusts to shield the poor and help the economy weather a sharp..
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Mexico's president to lay out 'unorthodox' coronavirus plan to help economy, poor

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday will outline measure to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak with a focus on shielding the poor, but is likely to resist..
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Murders rise in Mexico despite coronavirus restrictions

Mexico registered more murders in March than in any other of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's months in office, preliminary figures show, suggesting that coronavirus-related social distancing..
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Mexico president says gang violence persists despite coronavirus

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that violence among criminal groups has persisted despite the coronavirus outbreak on the country.
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No scandal here: Mexico president defends meeting mother of drug lord 'El Chapo'

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday defended his weekend handshake with the mother of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, calling her a "respectable old lady" and seeking to cast..
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Mexico president visits 'El Chapo's' home turf, shakes hands with his mother

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday shook hands with the mother of the country's most infamous drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, during a visit to their hometown, long a..
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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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'I must keep up people's spirits': Mexico president defends rallies during coronavirus

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday rejected criticism he was setting a poor example by holding mass rallies during the coronavirus scare even as his government encourages the..
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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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