Latest Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador News

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

Jul. 15, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. "What we want is for the budget to reach everybody," he told reporters in front of...

The Latest: Mexico's next leader delivers plan to Pompeo

Jul. 14, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Cabinet-level delegation's meetings with officials in Mexico City (all times EDT): 4:15 p.m. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given a high-level U.S. delegation a proposal for how the two countries can work...

Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

Jul. 14, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border. Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for "a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and rights of...

Mexico's president-elect says he'll stop US helicopter deal

Jul. 11, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will cancel the pending purchase by Mexico's navy of eight armed Lockheed Martin MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. government. Lopez Obrador mentioned nixing the planned $1.2 billion deal as an example of extensive cost-cutting...

Mexico's incoming president to meet with Trump son-in-law

Jul. 10, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is enjoying a bit of a honeymoon with U.S. President Donald Trump, and he was effusive Tuesday in praising the U.S. leader's restraint in not bringing up his proposed border wall. Instead of confrontational talk, Lopez Obrador will get...

Mexico's likely next top diplomat says US treatment bad

Jul. 9, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man proposed to be Mexico's next foreign minister said Monday that the United States government under President Donald Trump has treated Mexico badly. Marcelo Ebrard said one of his goals will be to look for areas of common understanding with the U.S. government. "Taking harder...

Mexico's new president could help ease pressure on Venezuela

Jul. 9, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The landslide victory of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election is likely to provide some relief to another leftist firebrand: Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. Lopez Obrador campaigned on a promise to return to Mexico's traditional foreign policy of...

Mexico election agency ratifies Lopez Obrador landslide win

Jul. 8, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Electoral Institute has ratified Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's overwhelming victory in the July 1 presidential vote. A statement says calculations have concluded in 300 districts and turnout was over 63 percent. The institute said Sunday that it had reviewed 75 percent...

Mexican president-elect wants every kid to go to college

Jul. 7, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is promising to send to college every young person who wants to attend. Lopez Obrador told reporters Saturday that all young Mexicans will have the opportunity to study. He said that may require building new high schools and...

Mexico's president-elect will propose amnesty law

Jul. 6, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The security advisers for President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that amnesty legislation aimed at lessening violence will be developed with the input of crime victims and presented to Mexico's congress. The security cabinet meeting was the first of a long day of...