AMLO and Yalitza Aparicio among the 100 most influential of Time in 2019

AMLO and Yalitza Aparicio share the list with world leaders such as Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Pope Francisco, Rami Malek, Spike Lee, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Image: Twitter
AMLO and Yalitza Aparicio share the list with world leaders such as Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Pope Francisco, Rami Malek, Spike Lee, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Image: Twitter

AMLO and Yalitza Aparicio share the list with world leaders such as Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Pope Francisco, Rami Malek, Spike Lee, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

AMLO

The profile of the President was written by journalist Jorge Ramos, who noted that more than 30 million Mexicans voted for a change in the July 2018 election and that was exactly what they got.

"López Obrador travels in economy class and refuses to live in the presidential mansion of Los Pinos. Its main message is against corruption and every morning, at 7 am, it gives a press conference (known as the morning)," explained the journalist.

Yes, it is in stark contrast to previous leaders.

López Obrador likes to think about himself in great and historical terms and that proof of this is that he defined his government as the "fourth transformation".

However, Ramos warns that his total control of Congress and his very personal style of making decisions have raised banners among those who do not want another authoritarian populist.

"AMLO waited 12 years to become President and is in a hurry to act. But sooner or later you will realize that only one person can not save Mexico. Others have tried and failed, "says the publication.

Also on the list of political leaders is US President Donald Trump, Juan Guaidó, who on January 23 proclaimed himself the legitimate president of Venezuela, and Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil.

Yalitza Aparicio

The young Oaxacan, 25 years old, managed to get on the famous list shortly after starting her career as an actress after starring in Rome.

She was described by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón as a young woman who defies paradigms, because "although she was terrified by the ocean, she rushed directly towards her roaring and precarious waves in search of the most shocking scene of the film".

Before starring in Rome, she had no experience as an actress but earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a leading role. Cuarón expressed his deep admiration for the Mexican actress and wished that she choose to continue acting and evolving in the craft.

"I deeply admire Yalitza and I am lucky to meet her and work with her, being selfish, I want to see more of her on the screen, she has an incredible gift, and I am very happy that when I asked her to do my film, I did not have Nothing better to do."