Mexico gets its first leftist leader in decades
Combined with a deep sense of nationalism and his own place in history, he sees his inauguration as a historic “fourth transformation” of Mexico, following independence from Spain, the liberal reforms that broke the church’s dominance in the 1850s and the 1910-1917 revolution.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is beginning his six-year term as Mexico’s 57th president on Saturday. He takes up the role amid high expectations and some controversy, due to his confrontational style. He says he plans to dismantle many of his predecessor’s policies. Valeria Leon has more from Mexico City.