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AMLO reaches out to business and media elite by naming advisory council

Business advisory council includes big names in media

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Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reached out to the country’s business elite. Photo: Facebook

Mexico City — With the formation of a business advisory council including big names, especially in media, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reached out to the country’s business elite.

Lopez Obrador said in a pre-recorded video that he would meet with the council every couple months. The video made the rounds on Thursday.

AMLO says Mexico needs the private sector’s support to generate jobs and grow the economy.

The leftist politician quickly moved to meet with business leaders to calm markets after his victory in July. Last month, Lopez Obrador roiled markets again by announcing the cancelation of the capital’s $13 billion airport project.

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, the founder of Grupo Salinas, which owns TV Azteca network, and Bernardo Gomez, the co-CEO of Televisa network, are among the council’s members.

Lopez Obrador takes office Dec. 1.

Source: The Associated Press

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