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The Russian journalist Inna Afinogenova has held an unique interview with the Mexican president, Andrs Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), which is broadcast beginning at 9 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) on Canal Red.

The assembly has aroused a lot expectation on either side of the Atlantic, since AMLO has granted only a few interviews since he assumed energy in December 2017, claiming that he’s already sufficiently accountable to public opinion in his every day press conferences, popularly often called 'Morning'.

The interview granted to Pablo Iglesias' channel It would be the fourth he has carried out in nearly six years of mandate and, most likely, it is going to be one of many final, since on October 31 he’ll go away energy.

“You're going to leave me like a squeezed lemon”says López Obrador, smiling, in a preview of the interview he gave to Canal Red. In the promotional video, which lasts one minute and 13 seconds, a cordial tone will be sensed between Afigenova and the Mexican chief, the place they handle numerous subjects of curiosity such because the migration, relations with the US o the legacy you suppose you allow after leaving energy.

Among different questions, the Russian journalist asks AMLO: “What worries you today that didn't worry you when you became president? What would the AMLO of today say to the AMLO of 2006? What has been the most difficult decision you have had? What to take in these years?

In one of the excerpts, the Mexican president confesses that what he values ​​most in his life is “honesty” and remembers how he experienced one of the most tense episodes of his mandate when Donald Trump threatened to close the border crossings if Mexico did not control the immigration, “they had been speaking about closing the border and I laughed,” he says.

With seven months left until his term ends, López Obrador has reasons to be optimistic: he has already managed to fulfill his main electoral promises and your party's candidate is the favorite to succeed him in office. However, his six-year term has also become in the most violent and polarized of the country's history, issues about which we still do not know if he has been questioned by Afigenova.

The choice of Canal Red as the medium chosen to carry out one of his last interviews has surprised a lot in Mexico. Mainly because few know about this media outlet founded by Pablo Iglesias, who visited López Obrador in his office in January 2023, and whose version for Latin America is directed by Afigenova, former deputy editor of Russia Today in Spanish.

The link with the Kremlin has also caught the attention of the Mexican public, since López Obrador has maintained a fairly cordial relationship with the government of Vladimir Putin, despite the war in Ukraine and its neighborhood with the United States.

The gestures with Russia have been multiple: from sending a peace plan to the UN that was rejected for being too friendly to Moscow, to including a delegation of Russian troops in the annual parade of the Mexican Army.