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Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Andrés Manuel López Obrador [nicknamed AMLO] (born November 13, 1953) is the president of Mexico, serving since December 1, 2018. López Obrador is a left-wing nationalist who ran for president twice before winning in 2018.

Leftist[1] MORENA - Alianza por la esperanza de México - founded by AMLO

Already in his first year in office, crime levels had increased and the Mexican economy had slowed.[2][3] He was suceded by Claudia Sheinbaum from his party.

Earlier noted nighlight

In the 1990s a series of killing shocked Mexico. El Mataviejas.

The federal government, then under the control of the right-wing Partido de Acción Nacional (PAN) insisted that Mexico City's violence had increased dramatically since López Obrador became Mexico City's mayor and that the homicides of older women spoke to that. According to news reports, El Mataviejitas killed elderly women who were registered in Mexico City's controversial program of public aid for elderly citizens that López Obrador had instituted. 

López Obrador denied the existence of a serial killer and blamed the El Mataviejitas phenomenon on a conspiracy by the federal oppositional party against his government's social policies.[4]

Medicine in Mexico

Lack of medicines in Mexico grew by 1,000%,[5] yet Andrés Manuel López Obrador did nothing but hid the information.

Mishandling of Coronavirus

López Obrador, a far-left leader, recklessly mishandled the coronavirus pandemic,[6] by shaking hands with people, and did utterly nothing to improve testing availability.

Foreign relations

AMLO sympathizes with global Communists, as he is possibly one himself.[7]

China

AMLO wanted friendly relations with China,[8] despite Mexico depending on the United States more than China, AMLO aims to depend on China more.

Venezuela

AMLO officially recognizes dictator Nicolas Maduro as the president of Venezuela,[9][10] despite his murderous human rights abuses.

United States

Despite the MSM trying to paint him as pro-Trump, AMLO was always anti-Trump. He even dared to compare Trump to Hitler.[11]

Lopez Obrador expressed concern over the Biden junta's open borders policy which incentivized human trafficking and organized crime.[12]

In June 2023, Mexican president threatened DeSantis over immigration.

“The Government of Mexico emphatically condemns the practice of transporting migrant persons from states bordering Mexico toward other parts of the United States with electoral and political ends … Legal and diplomatic measures will be explored,” said the June 8 statement from Mexico’s foreign ministry.

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Ukraine

President Obrador said of Joe Biden's Ukraine policy, "we see it as the old policy of interventionism, lack of respect for nations, and their people.”[14] President Obrador said of NATO policy towards Ukraine is like saying “I’ll supply the weapons, and you supply the dead. It is immoral.”[15]

Drug trafficking

According to an investigation carried out between 2010 and 2011 by the US Department of Justice, the Sinaloa Cartel contributed between 2 and 4 million dollars to the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 2006.[16] Witnesses told the DEA that the money was provided in return for a promise that a future López Obrador government would tolerate the cartel’s operations [17] In Feb 2024 it was revealed that the U.S. examined allegations of cartel ties to allies of Mexico’s President AMLO.[18]

References

  1. Mexico's left also wins large majority in congress, Le Monde, June 4, 2024
  2. Luhnow, David; De Córdoba, José (December 7, 2019). Mexico’s Polarizing President Presides Over Rising Violence, Flailing Economy. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  3. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2019/12/12/Andrs-Manuel-Lpez-Obrador-is-failing-to-contain-Mexico-violence/2121576156892/
  4. Cervantes, S. V. (2019). The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico’s First Female Serial Killer. United States: NYU Press, p. 206n10.
  5. https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2020/02/lack-of-medicines-in-mexico-grows-1000-and-the-government-hides-it/
  6. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/03/30/amlos-feeble-response-to-covid-19-in-mexico/
  7. https://www.contrapesociudadano.com/amlo-es-comunista-esto-es-lo-que-debes-saber/
  8. https://lopezobrador.org.mx/temas/china/
  9. https://www.france24.com/en/20190123-mexico-backs-maduro-venezuela-president-amid-crisis
  10. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexico-sticks-with-venezuelas-maduro/
  11. https://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/amlo-compar%C3%B3-trump-hitler-calla-153638764.html
  12. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-exclusive-idUSKBN2B21D8
  13. Mexican Government Threatens DeSantis for Anti-Migration Policies, Breitbart, 10 June 2023.
  14. https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20220606-mexico-s-lopez-obrador-to-skip-biden-s-summit-of-the-americas-over-exclusion-of-some-countries
  15. https://kstp.com/associated-press/ap-us-international/mexican-president-slams-nato-policy-in-ukraine/
  16. Anabel Hernandez, The Sinaloa Cartel financed AMLO's campaign in 2006 / I, DW, January 30, 2024.
  17. Tim Golden, Did Drug Traffickers Funnel Millions of Dollars to Mexican President López Obrador’s First Campaign?, Propublica, Jan 30, 2024.
    Witnesses told the DEA that the money was provided in return for a promise that a future López Obrador government would tolerate the cartel’s operations.
  18. U.S. Examined Allegations of Cartel Ties to Allies of Mexico’s President, New York Times, Feb 22, 2024.
    The inquiry examined accusations of potential links between drug traffickers and close confidants of the president while he governed the country.