AMLO rides a wave of discontent to a landslide victory in Mexico
AndrÃ©s Manuel LÃ³pez Obrador, a populist leader who twice lost presidential races in Mexico, swept to a landslide victory July 1 as Mexicans overwhelmingly backed his message of change. AMLO, as he is known, promised to reduce poverty, end corruption, and get the country's violence under control. He takes office in December. Learn the English expression "strike a chord."