Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a speech during the inauguration of the Aerospace Fair 2019 at the Santa Lucia military airbase in Tecamac near Mexico City, Mexico April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Why Slim and AMLO's relationship souredThey made quite the odd couple in Mexico: the world-famous billionaire and the rising leftist politician. Just as the politician, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, was preparing to move into the presidential palace late last year, his relationship with the billionaire, Carlos Slim, suddenly soured. Mexico's richest man didn't join the president's business advisory board and AMLO, as the leader is known, began taking shots at one of Slim's companies.As Lopez Obrador was weighing whether to scrap a $13 billion airport being built for Mexico City, Slim reached out to the president with a personal letter making a plea to save the project, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.While Lopez Obrador's press office didn't respond to requests for comment, the Mexican president said Monday in his daily press conference, that he has a good relationship with Slim.Once the world's richest man, Slim has fallen over the years to No. 10 in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a $58.7 billion fortune.Since Lopez Obrador's July 1 election, Slim's wealth is roughly unchanged, according to the Bloomberg index.
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