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The 67-year-old president announced his diagnosis in a tweet late Sunday, saying his symptoms were mild and that he’s receiving treatment.(Reuters)

Mexico’s President, who downplayed virus, tests positive for Covid-19

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:32 AM IST
Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, has generally held a lax approach to the virus, refusing to impose mandatory lockdowns.
There were a reported 35,588 homicides in Mexico last year(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
There were a reported 35,588 homicides in Mexico last year(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)

8 shot dead in Mexico’s Michoacan as president visits state

Mexico City | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Authorities said the shooting deaths happened in Huetamo, roughly 250 miles (400 kilometers) southeast of Jiquilpan, where the president celebrated the guard’s new deployment on Valentine’s Day.
Facing possible crippling tariffs US President Donald Trump is threatening to impose on the United States’ biggest trading partner, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has responded with calm and calls for continued friendship.(Reuters Photo)
Facing possible crippling tariffs US President Donald Trump is threatening to impose on the United States’ biggest trading partner, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has responded with calm and calls for continued friendship.(Reuters Photo)

With US tariffs looming, many in Mexico back president’s approach

Mexico city | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 11:49 AM IST
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants dialogue, not a Twitter spat, and much less a trade war with the country that buys 80 percent of Mexican exports.
Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Mexico over immigration on Sunday as a top aide warned that the US president is “deadly serious” about imposing tariffs on imports from the southern neighbor.(AFP Photo)
Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Mexico over immigration on Sunday as a top aide warned that the US president is “deadly serious” about imposing tariffs on imports from the southern neighbor.(AFP Photo)

Donald Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, top aide calls tariff threat ‘deadly serious’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:24 AM IST
The attacks came despite efforts at conciliation by Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who said Sunday that “the president of Mexico wants to keep being a friend of President Donald Trump; but above all, we Mexicans are friends of the American people.”
Mexico's newly inaugurated president hit the ground running with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents.(AP)
Mexico's newly inaugurated president hit the ground running with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents.(AP)

Mexico’s ‘common man’ president pledges end to secrecy

Mexico | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tackled a case that cast a long shadow over the previous government, signing a presidential decree creating a truth commission to investigate the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in an apparent massacre.
A girl cries as a group of Central American migrants surrender to US Border Patrol agents after jumping over the metal barrier separating Playas de Tijuana in Mexico from the United States.Thousands of Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, have trekked for over a month in the hopes of reaching the United States.(AFP)
A girl cries as a group of Central American migrants surrender to US Border Patrol agents after jumping over the metal barrier separating Playas de Tijuana in Mexico from the United States.Thousands of Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, have trekked for over a month in the hopes of reaching the United States.(AFP)

US and Mexico talk amid search for agreement on migration

Washington | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 08:24 AM IST
Mexico has called for increased U.S. investment in Central America to create jobs and make people less likely to leave.
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will abandon the secret service-style protection used by his predecessor(Reuters)
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will abandon the secret service-style protection used by his predecessor(Reuters)

No secret service protection, Mexico’s president-elect Obrador wants an unarmed army

Reuters, Mexico City | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Obrador to choose 20 unarmed men and women, including lawyers, doctors and engineers for his security
Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference at the campaign headquarters in Mexico City on July 14, 2018.(REUTERS/Gustavo Graf)
Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference at the campaign headquarters in Mexico City on July 14, 2018.(REUTERS/Gustavo Graf)

Mexican president-elect slashes his salary as part of austerity drive

The Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will take home 108,000 pesos a month, which is $5,707 (approx Rs 4 lakh) at current exchange rates, and that no public official will be able to earn more than the president during his six-year term.
Supporters of Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador take selfies with former soccer player and candidate for Governor of Morelos Cuauhtemoc Blanco (C), before Lopez Obrador’s closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium, in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday.(REUTERS Photo)
Supporters of Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador take selfies with former soccer player and candidate for Governor of Morelos Cuauhtemoc Blanco (C), before Lopez Obrador’s closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium, in Mexico City, Mexico on Wednesday.(REUTERS Photo)

Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

Reuters, Mexico City | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Runner-up in the 2012 and 2006 elections, Lopez Obrador pitches himself as the only man capable of cleaning up a political class whose credibility has been ground down by persistent graft, soaring crime levels and years of sub-par economic growth.
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