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Will Mexico’s president be able to cut top government salaries?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador campaigned on a promise to curb salaries of top officials and improve workers’ wages.

When Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new president, was running for office, his vow to curb the salaries of top government officials, including his own, was unsurprisingly very popular.

Now he is in power, he is finding it difficult to deliver on those promises.


Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.