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Mexico finance minister quits over Lopez Obrador 'disagreements'

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In a video, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says (Carlos Urzua) 'doesn't agree with the decisions we're taking'

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (L) speaks during a press conference next to his appointed Finance Minister Carlos Urzua, at their party's headquarters in Mexico City on July 23, 2018.  Pedro PARDO / AFP

Mexico will not detain migrants at U.S. border – president

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:25 PM

'We are going to deal with this matter so that no abuses are committed,' says Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

US-MEXICO BORDER. In this file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City on July 5, 2018. File photo Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Trump, Mexico's Obrador tout U.S.-Mexico deal to avert tariffs

Jun 09, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the bottom-line of the last-minute deal was simple: 'there will not be an economic or financial crisis in Mexico on Monday, June 10'

DEAL MADE. US President Donald Trump and Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reach a last minute deal to avert tariffs on Mexico. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:59 PM

United States President Donald Trump slams Mexico as an 'abuser' of the US, 'taking but never giving'

DONALD TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Mexican president says confident that U.S. will negotiate on tariffs

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:55 PM

A Mexican delegation will meet in Washington with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the surprise tariff

CONFIDENT. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he is confident that US will negotiate on the tariffs, as China imposed a new round for US products too. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mexico's Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System says the 8,493 murders recorded from January to March represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018

Forensic experts and investigators of the prosecution office work at the crime scene next to a man's corpse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 20, 2019. Violence in Mexico, besieged by bloodthirsty drug cartels that also engage in fuel theft, extortion and kidnapping, reached a new record during the first quarter of 2019 with 8,493 murders, according to official figures released on the weekend of April 20-21. HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP

Anger in Spain, eyerolls in Mexico over conquest row

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tears open a 500-year-old wound when he said he had sent letters to the king of Spain and the pope urging them to apologize for the conquest of the Americas

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on March 26, 2019. The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest have been ripped open afresh with Mexico's president urging Spain and the Vatican to apologise for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects". A folksy populist, he pulls no punches in going after elites and has sought to cast himself as a champion of indigenous peoples. Pedro PARDO / AFP

Mexico Supreme Court judges slash own salaries

Jan 09, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The magistrates cut their own salaries by 25% after they were criticized by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

JUSTICE. File photo of the façade of the building of Mexico's Supreme Court. wikipedia photo

New president AMLO sets out Mexico's 'transformation'

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico's new president

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after being sworn-in, at the Congress of the Union, in Mexico City on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexico set to inaugurate new president Lopez Obrador

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will give a second speech at the National Palace, where the long disused seat of power is and where he plans to install his offices

PRESIDENT. Mexico is set to inaugurate its new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. AFP photo

El Chapo trial details suitcase stuffed with millions for ex-minister

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Jesus Zambada, a government informant held in US custody since 2008, says the bribes were delivered in person to Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former public security minister, in 2005-2006

EL CHAPO. This file photo shows the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is taking place. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Morena, which President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador founded just 4 years ago, and its coalition allies will have 307 of the 500 seats in the lower house and 69 of the 128 seats in the Senate

OBRADOR. In this file photo, then Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for MORENA party, cheers at his supporters during his first campaign rally, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 1, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Mexico president-elect wants Canada in new NAFTA

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The ball is now in Canada's court after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday, August 27

NAFTA. In this file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks – Lopez Obrador

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:37 PM

NAFTA talks are due to resume on July 26, in Washington between Canada, Mexico and the United States, and Mexico City has said a deal could be struck by the end of August

FIRST PHONE CALL. US President Donald Trump and newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speak in a phone call. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico's Lopez Obrador talks of new relationship in letter to Trump

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador publishes the letter 'so that all Mexicans know our position on the new relationship we want' with the United States

AMLO. Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference at the party's headquarters in Mexico City on July 14, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Team Trump looks to start off on right foot with Mexico president-elect

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:04 AM

'I believe we can be reasonably optimistic that Mexico will be able to find a basis for understanding and have a better relationship with the United States,' says Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

VISIT. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is received by Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (C) and his appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard (R), upon his arrival at the party's headquarters in Mexico City, on July 13, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico's president-elect unveils legislative agenda

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The anti-establishment leftist announces a 12-point plan for legislation to deliver the 'true change' he has promised Mexicans fed up with crime and corruption

PLANS. Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's victory is the first time in Mexico's modern democracy that a candidate has won more than half the vote

MEETING. Handout picture released by the Mexican Presidency showing President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a meeting at the National Palace in Mexico City on July 3, 2018. Handout photo by Mexican Presidency/AFP

Trump, Mexico president-elect get off to 'great' start

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador writes on Twitter, 'I proposed exploring a universal deal [involving] development projects that would create jobs in Mexico and, by doing so, reduce migration and improve security'

FIRST PHONE CALL. US President Donald Trump and newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speak in a phone call. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Lopez Obrador: Mexico's next president is 'stubborn' leftist

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Lopez Obrador, 64, is one of the most divisive figures in Mexican politics: his critics hate him as fervently as his fans love him

The week in photos: June 23-29, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People take part in the annual 2018 New York City Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 as they make their way down 7th Avenue in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Mexico presidential candidates open race slamming Trump

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The veteran leftist leading the polls, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his rival, Ricardo Anaya, both hit back hard at Trump, whose anti-Mexican diatribes and insistence that Mexico pay for his planned border wall make him unpopular here

OBRADOR. Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for MORENA party, cheers at his supporters during his first campaign rally, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 1, 2018. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

3 independents seek to shake up Mexico presidential race

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The July 1 election will be the first time Mexico has allowed independent presidential candidates in its modern history

INDEPENDENT BET. Jaime Rodriguez (L) who is seeking to run for Mexico's presidency as an independent candidate, delivers a speach next to his wife Adalina Davalos during a press conference Mexico city, on February 19, 2018. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Violence as Mexico's Pena Nieto sworn in as president

Dec 02, 2012 - 8:21 AM

UPDATED Mexico s new President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged to reduce the poverty and violence plaguing his country after a rowdy swearing in ceremony marked by protests inside and outside Congress

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during the ceremonial transfer of executive powers, Mexico City, Mexico, 1 December 2012. Photo courtesy of the Office of the President, Mexico.

Leftist candidate rejects Mexico results as 'fraudulent'

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday July 2 rejected the victory of rival Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico s presidential election as fraudulent

The presidential candidate for the leftist coalition Progressive Movement of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, offers a press conference in Mexico City, a day after the presidential elections, on July 2, 2012 in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Pedro PARDO

Peña Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls

Jul 02, 2012 - 11:07 AM

Enrique Peña Nieto the youthful candidate of the party that governed Mexico for decades won a resounding victory Sunday July 1 Monday July 2 in Manila in the country s presidential election exit polls showed

The presidential candidate for Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Enrique Peña Nieto, waves at supporters during an electoral rally in Toluca, Mexico State, on June 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

Back to the future? PRI expects Mexico vote win

Jul 01, 2012 - 5:53 PM

Voters in Mexico tired of rampant drug violence and 12 years of conservative leaders go to the polls Sunday July 1 to elect a new president likely the candidate from the party that ruled for decades

The presidential candidate for Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Enrique Peña Nieto, waves at supporters during an electoral rally in Toluca, Mexico State, on June 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT