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Mexican President Touts Urban Development Program in San Luis R.C.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday made his first presidential visit to San Luis Rio Colorado since he took office. President Lopez Obrador, who is better known by his initials, AMLO, was back in the border city on Tuesday. This time he was in town to promote a new program to benefit lower income neighborhoods.

AMLO joined local elected officials and the secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development to promote the Urban Improvement Program.

He said this will improve poor communities, known as colonias, with better water and electricity, among other projects.

Lopez Obrador also said border cities such as San Luis Rio Colorado have a higher minimum wage and lower gas prices than cities further south.

AMLO previously visited the city in September before taking office in December. He said will continue to visit San Luis Rio Colorado often.

The gathering was attended by Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, the Governor of Sonora and Santos González Yescas, the mayor of San Luis Río Colorado.

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