The Mexican presidential candidate vowing to fight for the poor

Former mayor of Mexico City Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is riding wave of populist support before upcoming election.


    In less than a week, Mexicans will go to the polls amid a turbulent period defined by drug violence, corruption and a stagnant economy. Those conditions have given rise to veteran leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is riding a wave of populist support on his third attempt at the presidency.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports on the former mayor of Mexico City who has long polarised opinions.


    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.