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Tag: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Mexican president lands in Colombia for talks with Petro

    AMLO and Petro attended the closing of a conference on drugs in Cali

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met in Cali with his Colombian colleague Gustavo Petro on the first day of his official trip to Colombia, it was reported. Both heads of state attended the closing of the three-day Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Drugs.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 15:47 UTC

    Mexico gearing for a major dispute next June, when the first woman could be elected president

    Xóchitl Gálvez is a 60-year-old computer engineer, trained in MIT and businesswoman

    Mexico's opposition coalition has named an outspoken female senator with indigenous roots as their candidate for the 2024 presidential election, raising the prospect of Mexico having a female president for the first time, when the general election next June.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Pacific Alliance: Peru takes over pro tempore presidency

    Since its beginnings in 2011, the Pacific Alliance constituted “an integration mechanism that was pragmatic, free of politicization,” Gervasi said

    During a ceremony held Tuesday in Santiago, Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi received the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance from her Chilean counterpart Alberto van Klaveren, thus bringing to an end the controversy sparked when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) refused to acknowledge Dina Boluarte as the legitimate head of state following Pedro Castillo Terrones' impeachment on Dec. 7 last.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Chile takes on mediating role in Pacific Alliance crisis

    AMLO refuses to hand over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru's Dina Boluarte

    After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) failed to pass on the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru citing illegitimacy on the part of President Dina Boluarte's government, Chile announced Wednesday that it was assuming the position for a month, in a move to unblock such a transfer.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    AMLO picks former ECLAC boss for FM post

    Bárcena was the first woman to head the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Tuesday announced he had picked former Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena as the country's next foreign minister following the resignation of Marcelo Ebrard to devote himself to his electoral run.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Mexican FM to resign, wants to focus on presidential bid

    Ebrard had already announced in March his intention to be the next president

    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Tuesday announced that he would be resigning from his job to dedicate himself to the 2024 presidential campaign on behalf of the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena). Ebrard, 63, said that he will formally leave his post on June 12.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Peru's Congress declares AMLO “persona non grata”

    López Obrador was accused of ignoring “the legitimate constitutional succession” of President Dina Boluarte

    Peru's one-house Congress Thursday declared Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) a “persona non grata” on the grounds that “the Peruvian people do not accept acts of interference and meddling in our sovereignty,” it was reported in Lima.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    AMLO sends message showing he is recovering well from Covid-19

    AMLO said he would live through his entire presidential term, which finishes in September next year, despite his adversaries' wishes

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Wednesday posted a video on social media saying he was recovering well from his bout of Covid-19. Interior Minister Adán López Hernández said the head of state would resume his duties before the weekend.

  • Tuesday, April 25th 2023 - 12:09 UTC

    Mexican Interior Secretary denies rumors about AMLO's health

    “Speculations are the product of some people's ill will,” Secretary López said

    Mexican Secretary of the Interior Adán Augusto López Monday denied President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) had suffered a heart attack or was even hospitalized following local media reports in that regard. AMLO is in isolation due to Covid-19, it was reported.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    AMLO down with Covid-19 again

    López Obrador tested positive for Covid-19 in Jan. 2021 and Jan. 2022

    Mexico's 69-year-old President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Sunday announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 for the third time in his life and was therefore returning to the Federal District (DF) to remain in isolation. All his engagements have been canceled until further notice.