Politics Who is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Mexican president who met with Kamala Harris today?
AMLO wants to transform Mexico. An election may stop him
Mexico's big June 6 election is widely viewed as a referendum on the polarizing presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.But he might as well be.
Vice President Kamala Harris launched her first trip abroad this week with a diplomatic visit to Guatemala and Mexico, a.
The Vice President met with community organizers, business owners and Presidents Alejandro Giammattei and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico, respectively. In March,— including unaccompanied minors — at the southern border.
On Tuesday, Harris met with President López Obrador, also known as "AMLO," Mexico's president since 2018. Here's what you should know about him:
Mexico president poised for election win, fired by statist energy drive
Mexico president poised for election win, fired by statist energy driveMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's drive to strengthen state control of natural resources faces a key test on Sunday at mid-term elections that will determine control of Congress for the rest of his administration.
From Mayor to President
A former activist who led protests against petroleum contamination and marched to oppose electoral fraud,.
He left his mayoral term early toon an agenda to "put the poor first." Attack ads compared him to , and López Obrador lost. He ran — and lost — again in 2012, but finally succeeded in the 2018 election.
López Obrador has, a state government candidate and member of the ruling Moreno Party who is accused of sexual assault.
What will VP Harris seek -- and find -- in Mexico?
As the US vice president visits America's southern neighbor, questions linger about her agenda and how she'll navigate a tricky relationship with Mexico's controversial President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, writes Jorge G. Castañeda.First, there is the question of timing, as Harris seems to have chosen an odd moment to visit America's southern neighbor.
Women's rights activists and demonstrators nationwide protested against López Obrador's administration for his continued backing of Salgado.
Meeting with Harris
Harris spoke Tuesday with López Obrador on. The meeting is a chance to reaffirm the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Mexico and address policy changes affecting migration from Northern Triangle countries El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the U.S.
The trip represents new outreach efforts by the Biden administration to Central America after funding for the region was cut during former President Donald Trump's term in office.
Mexico goes to the polls in elections marred by violence against candidates
One candidate is a former boxer and promises to fight for people as hard as he did it in the ring. © Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images Social Encounter Party candidate Carlos Mayorga launches his campaign inside a coffin. Another launched his campaign by coming out of a coffin, telling people that he should be buried alive if he wins and doesn't fulfill his promises. And then there's the social media influencer who seeks to become a member of Congress by promising, among other things, "boobs for every woman." In her platform, she proposes breast implants covered by the public health system.
At the meeting with the Mexican president, Harris announced thewhile it implements labor legislation to support workers, improve working conditions, and address child and forced labor. An additional plan to create in southern Mexico by bolstering local agriculture and eco-tourism was also announced.
Harris and López Obrador also c, expand forensic capacity and work together to help solve over 82,000 cases of missing persons and disappearances in Mexico.
AMLO's relationship with the U.S.
As a presidential candidate, heBut AMLO did not commit to stopping Central American migrants entering the U.S. border.
Mexico president appears to hold key majority in elections
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party and allies appear poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress, according to initial results. Only 41% of ballots had been counted late Sunday, but electoral authorities released “quick count” results based on voting samples that allow estimates of the voting trends to determine the rough potential makeup of the Chamber of Deputies. López Obrador'sOnly 41% of ballots had been counted late Sunday, but electoral authorities released “quick count” results based on voting samples that allow estimates of the voting trends to determine the rough potential makeup of the Chamber of Deputies.
“We won’t do the dirty work of any foreign government,” he said of the matter.
The Mexican president, who, bragged about wanting to back in 2018.
When he visited Washington last summer, López Obradorbut did not meet with senior Democrats or Biden, who was then a presidential candidate.
And when Biden won the 2020 presidential election, López Obrador, raising concerns about U.S.-Mexico relations.
Harris and López Obrador have. Last month's meeting was reportedly productive with both committing to collaborate on issues like human trafficking, migrant smuggling and dismantling criminal networks.
Contributing: The Associated Press
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY:
Kamala Harris Sticks to 'Root Causes' Migration Message, Doesn't Respond to AOC's Criticism .
"This is disappointing to see," Ocasio-Cortex said in a tweet. "First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival. Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can't help set someone's house on fire and then blame them for fleeing." This is disappointing to see.First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival.Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing. https://t.