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Everything You Need to Know About Mexico’s Lefty Loving New President Lopez Obrador

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Fast Facts: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

· Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is known as AMLO for short in the media.

· Other nicknames: El Molido (the Grinder), Nesho (short for Andres), and Peje (fish native to his village).

· He is 64-years old and was born in the village of Tepetitán in the northern state of Tabasco to local shop keepers.

· He is he eldest of seven children.

· AMLO has been married twice, his first wife died in 2003 from lupus complications and he married Beatriz Gutierrez Muller in 2006.

· Has 4 children all boys, and named one of his sons after Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

· Has a degree in Political Science from National Autonomous University of Mexico.

· Highest political office he has held is Mayor of Mexico City in 2000.

· Hired former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani to help fight crime in Mexico City – effort was a bust.

· Ran for president in 2006 and 2012 and lost by very small margins (.6% and 6% respectively).

· Suffered a heart attack in 2013.

· Formed his own political party ‘Movement for National Regeneration or Morena in 2014.

· First leftist Mexican president elected in nearly 70 years.

· Biggest supporters are small farmers and rural peasants.

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