Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador closed out 2019 recounting his administration's successes in its first year. Photo: AP

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ once as powerful as president, ‘that’s now history’, hails leader in New Year’s address

  • Lopez Obrador, who took office in December 2018, rose to power with pledges to root out corruption in Mexico.
  • He hailed his progress toward that goal in a speech on New Year’s Eve at the Palenque ruins in southern Mexico
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador closed out 2019 recounting his administration's successes in its first year. Photo: AP
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