Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Place of Birth: Tepetitán, Tabasco, Mexico

Date of Birth: 13 November, 1953

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish (including Cantabrian and Asturian), Catalan, some African and Indigenous]

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is a Mexican politician. He has served as President of Mexico, since 1 December, 2018. He has also been Leader of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, from 2 August, 1996 to 10 April, 1999, Head of Government of Mexico City, from 5 December, 2000 to 29 July, 2005, and President of the National Regeneration Movement, from 20 November, 2012 to 12 December, 2017.

President López is the son of merchants Andrés Manuel López Ramón and Manuela Obrador González.

President López is married to writer and journalist Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller. He was previously married to Rocío Beltrán Medina, until her death. He has three children with Rocío, and a son with Beatriz.

He has said:

My paternal grandmother was a Veracruzana [from Veracruz], who had African blood… my maternal grandfather was Spanish, from Cantabria; my maternal grandmother was also the daughter of Spaniards, from Asturias. My paternal grandfather, Lencho, Lorenzo López, was a Campesino [from Campeche], indigenous; I told you that he was a laborer and then ejidatario [worked in an area of communal land used for agriculture]. He died working the land, he is buried in an ejido in Campeche. He was my paternal grandfather, and he married Beatriz Ramón, who, I told you, was jarocha [from southern Veracruz] from the same Papaloapan basin, and since she had African blood, it turns out that I am a mixture of all races.

President López’s paternal grandfather was Lorenzo López Sandoval (the son of Serafín López Montalvo and Inés Sandoval).

President López’s paternal grandmother was Candelaria Ramón Carrillo (the daughter of Macedonio Ramón Delgado and Filomena Carrillo Durán).

President López’s maternal grandfather José Obrador Revuelta (the son of Esteban Obrador Mayol and Felipa Revuelta López). José arrived as an exile to Mexico from Ampuero, Cantabria, Spain. Esteban was a civil guard, from Santa Maria del Camí, Balearic Islands, and was the son of Esteban Obrador and Juana María Mayol. Felipa was the daughter of Ruperto Revuelta Solórzano and Luisa Antonia López Lavín.

President López’s maternal grandmother was Úrsula Gertrudis González Guzmán (the daughter of José González Viñas and Isabel Guzmán Rodríguez). Úrsula was born in Frontera, Tabasco. José was a Spanish emigrant, from Asturias.

Sources: Family history of Andrés Manuel López Obrador – http://www.cunadegrillos.com

Genealogy of President López’s younger brother, José Ramón López Obrador – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    AMLO also has African (from his paternal grandmother) and Indigenous (from his paternal grandfather) ancestries.

    He has stated: https://polemon.mx/el-nacimiento-de-amlo-hoy-hace-63-anos-relatado-por-el-mismo
    Mi abuela paterna era veracruzana, tenía sangre africana. O sea, fíjate nada más: mi abuelo materno era español de Cantabria; mi abuela materna también era hija de españoles, de Asturias. Mi abuelo paterno, Lencho, Lorenzo López, era campesino, indígena; te decía, fue jornalero y luego ejidatario. Murió trabajando la tierra, está enterrado en un ejido de Campeche. Era mi abuelo paterno y se casó con Beatriz Ramón, que, te decía, era jarocha de la misma cuenca del Papaloapan, y como ella tenía sangre africana, resulta que yo soy una mezcla de todas las razas.

    Translation: My paternal grandmother was a Veracruzana (from Veracruz), who had African blood. That is, look no further: my maternal grandfather was Spanish, from Cantabria; my maternal grandmother was also the daughter of Spaniards, from Asturias. My paternal grandfather, Lencho, Lorenzo López, was a Campesino (from Campeche), indigenous; I told you that he was a laborer and then ejidatario (who worked in an area of communal land used for agriculture). He died working the land, he is buried in an ejido in Campeche. He was my paternal grandfather, and he married Beatriz Ramón, which, I told you, was jarocha (from southern Veracruz) from the same Papaloapan basin, and since she had African blood, it turns out that I am a mixture of all races.

    I can’t verify if Isabel was indeed an Asturian, since she was from Campeche.

  2. Manila says:

    Correct Lorenzo’s name to Lorenzo López Sandoval, and was the son of Serafín López Montalvo and Inés Sandoval.

    Candelaria was the daughter of Macedonio Ramón Delgado and Filomena Carrillo Durán.

    Esteban was a civil guard, from Santa Maria del Camí, Balearic Islands, and was the son of Esteban Obrador and Juana María Mayol. Felipa was the daughter of Ruperto Revuelta Solórzano and Antonia López Lavín.

    José González’s maternal family name is Viñas, and he was a Spanish emigrant, from Asturias. Isabel Guzmán’s maternal family name is Rodríguez.

    Family history of Andrés Manuel López Obrador – http://www.cunadegrillos.com/2018/07/18/biografia-completa-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-1-parte/

    Add Asturian as part of his Spanish ancestry, and Catalan as part of his Mexican ancestry, but away from his Spanish ancestry.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.