Mexican President-Elect Lopez Obrador Visits San Luis Rio Colorado

Sep 21, 2018

Thousands gathered on a warm, humid morning in front of a baseball stadium on the southern side of this Mexican border city to hear from the man better known by his initials, AMLO.

A Mexican band warmed up the crowd before President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the stage to cheers. Lopez Obrador promised to raise the minimum wage, lower gas prices and improve public services. He said the changes would extend to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

"This will help so that residents can improve their homes with better water service, sewere systems, better roads, more street lighting and that this money goes to improve San Luis Rio Colorado and all communities on the border," AMLO said.

This was the first visit to San Luis Rio Colorado by a Mexican president or president-elect since Vicente Fox in 2000.

Among the regional elected officials in attendance were Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls and Somerton Mayor Jose Yepez.

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