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Mexico president-elect gives "blank check" for peace

Jul. 18, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's future interior secretary says President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given her "a blank check" to seek ways to pacify the violence-wracked country. Olga Sanchez Cordero said Lopez Obrador was familiar with her writings about possible drug decriminalization and had told...

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...

Lopez Obrador taps ex-mayor of Mexico City as top diplomat

Jul. 5, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that he will propose former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard to be the country's next top diplomat. Lopez Obrador said in a news conference that his previous pick, Hector Vasconcelos, was elected as a senator and will...

No guards, just cameras around Mexico's new president-elect

Jul. 3, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador went to one of his most important meetings yet Tuesday by cruising through city traffic in a compact car with the windows down and no visible security detail, establishing a casual new style of leadership that has some expressing concerns...