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While what he does on the domestic front will surely be important, his administration will be defined by his approach to dealing with the United States.

Lopez Obrador, who won a landslide victory in Sunday's election and takes office in December, announced Pompeo's visit first, after meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto in the presidential palace in Mexico City's colonial downtown.

He has also been critical of Mr Trump in the past revealing exactly what he thinks of the US President's border wall. Mexicans deplored that subservient behaviour. Lopez Obrador, who founded the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), follows in the populist tradition, and vowed to fight fire with fire when it comes to Trump.

This campaign season in Mexico has been particularly violent.

The United States Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border, responding to questions over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

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Mexican's President-elect has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump in the past. Now he has to deliver on his promises. "I am concerned that some candidates are making proposals that are impossible, because they're very expensive to carry out", said Juan Carlos Limas, 26, who lined up at another Mexico City precinct to vote for Ricardo Anaya, who is running second in polls for a right-left coalition.

"We're looking at a shift in Mexican politics", he explained. That is what we always want to maintain with the USA government, that there be mutual respect. In August 2016, Nieto invited then-candidate Trump to the presidential house. His railing against the "mafia of power" that has long ruled Mexico and in favor of the poor appears to be falling on receptive ears.

The drug trade has grown - cultivation of poppies is up and Mexico has started manufacturing fentanyl and other synthetic drugs - and violence has exploded. Now in office after a career as a vocal opposition leader, Mexico's new president must keep in mind that growth is essential for him to live up to the promises he made on the campaign trail. His approval ratings plummeted in 2017 to an all-time low of 12 percent.

It is amid this atmosphere of rejection of the servile Mexican political elite that AMLO was elected president.

Trump suggested that Mexico can help the United States "until we straighten out our immigration laws, which have been bad for many, many years, decades".

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"We would not want this organism to be any way partisan", he said.

"We're just reporters", another called out.

Now AMLO says this will change. Stocks also slipped, along with the country's dollar-denominated notes. And in Michoacan state, polling places in a few villages were cancelled after some inhabitants said they didn't want elections involving political parties, which they mistrust. But it is still unclear how he will implement them all. "I wish I could have joined the crowds packed into the Zocalo last night in Mexico City to celebrate this historic moment", said Corbyn, using both English and Spanish, in a video posted on his official Facebook page. We'll see what happens.

They already gave him the mandate to act and change Mexican domestic and foreign policies.

The next president is unlike most of his predecessors in many ways: Devoutly religious, he is a career activist instead of a lawyer, military officer or businessman, and the first president in a century to speak in a marked regional accent, from his native Tabasco state in Mexico's tropical lowlands.

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So he has to act now and translate his rhetoric into actions. Both men recognize a need to re-negotiate NAFTA, with the aim of benefiting their respective countries.

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