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 Indigenous and African
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, President of the National Regeneration Movement, from 20 November, 2012 to 12 December, 2017, and President pro tempore of CELAC, from 8 January, 2020 to 7 January, 2022. He is nicknamed AMLO.
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