Mexico president-elect writes Trump, urging swift conclusion to NAFTA talks

Mexico president-elect writes Trump, urging swift conclusion to NAFTA talksBy Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent U.S. President Donald Trump a letter calling for a swift conclusion to NAFTA negotiations and pledging his wish to reset relations between the two countries, Mexican officials said on Sunday. The letter was delivered during a recent meeting in Mexico with senior U.S. officials, and details were disclosed once Trump had received it, said Lopez Obrador, a leftist who won Mexico’s July 1 presidential election in a landslide. In a news conference with Lopez Obrador, Marcelo Ebrard, the president-elect’s proposed foreign minister, read a copy of the letter, which states that the incoming administration’s aim is to “start a new chapter in the relationship between Mexico and the United States, based on mutual respect.” Lopez Obrador, who takes office on December 1, also called for the countries to redouble their efforts to wrap up talks to modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which includes Canada.


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Pompeo travels to Mexico to reset relations with president-elect

  1. Pompeo travels to Mexico to reset relations with president-elect  CNN
  2. Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader  Los Angeles Times
  3. Women Test Mexico’s ‘Macho’ Political Culture With Big Electoral Gains  Wall Street Journal
  4. A leftist wins in Mexico and mainstream media is spooked: Will he be bad for capitalism?  Salon
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Mexico's president-elect shuns guards, asks 'people' for protection

Mexico's president-elect shuns guards, asks 'people' for protectionBy Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador left the country’s national palace on Tuesday in the front passenger seat of a white Volkswagen Jetta, swarmed by hundreds of jubilant supporters including one waving a live rooster. Since claiming victory on Sunday, the leftist politician has promised transformative change for Mexico. Lopez Obrador’s approach to security is one of the first signs of how he is breaking from the mold of the typical Mexican presidency.


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Mexico president-elect rejects bodyguards: 'The citizens will protect me'

Mexico president-elect rejects bodyguards: 'The citizens will protect me'Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, addresses the media. “I don’t want bodyguards, which means the citizens will take care of me and protect me,” López Obrador, or Amlo, as he is best known, told reporters as he called on Mexico’s incumbent president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to discuss the transition.


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Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost no time Tuesday in preparing the transition to “profound change” in the country, promising to invite Pope Francis in an effort to restore peace and announcing a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The anti-establishment leftist known as “AMLO” won a resounding victory in Mexico’s elections Sunday, claiming 52.96 percent of the vote, according to a near-complete count — more than 30 points ahead of his nearest rival in the four-way race. “We are going to invite Pope Francis,” as well as “religious leaders, UN and human rights officials to bring everyone together with the goal of achieving peace in our nation,” Lopez Obrador said after talks with outgoing leader Enrique Pena Nieto.


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Mexico's voters to elect a new president – and maybe a new way to run the country

Mexican voters went to the polls Sunday and likely could upend the country’s political order by ushering in a left-leaning populist as the next president who vows to make changes. 
Front-runner Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 64, making his third bid for the presidency, held a commanding lead in polls.

     

 

 


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Mexico's voters to elect a new president – and maybe a new way to run the country

  1. Mexico’s voters to elect a new president – and maybe a new way to run the country  USA TODAY
  2. Mexico mourns political activist’s death while choosing new leader  Yahoo News
  3. Mexico votes in presidential election marred by violence  BBC News
  4. Mexico’s López Obrador wants to take his country toward a future that looks a lot like its grim past  Los Angeles Times
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'Hopefully he's different': Mexico seems poised to elect Amlo as next president

'Hopefully he's different': Mexico seems poised to elect Amlo as next presidentAndrés Manuel López Obrador casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Mexico City on Sunday. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the 64-year-old leader of the Movement for National Regeneration or Morena party, has cast the vote as an epoch-making opportunity to radically transform Mexico by electing a leader who will rid the country of corruption and rule for the 53 million Mexicans still stuck in poverty. “This is a historic day,” López Obrador, who is better known as Amlo, told reporters as he arrived at a Mexico City polling station to vote early on Sunday morning.


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