Protests as Mexico president marks 1st year

2 December 2019
2019-12-02 14:31

Thousands of people packed into a central square in Mexico City on Sunday to celebrate President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first year in office. The mood was festive in the Zocalo, where Lopez Obrador addressed his supporters, tallying his achievements. Polls show that more than half of Mexicans support the way Lopez Obrador is running the country, despite rising homicide rates and a floundering economy that's flirting with recession.

Meanwhile on the Paseo de la Reforma boulevard, protesters dressed in white expressed anger and frustration over increasingly appalling incidents of violence, a stagnant economy and deepening political divisions in the country. Julian LeBaron, who lost family members in the attack in northern Mexico said that the Mexican president needs the help of the people to overcome organized crime.

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