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Mexico’s president pleased with turnout for massive march he led

Mexico’s president led a march to Mexico City’s massive main plaza over the weekend.

Official estimatesput attendance at around 1.2 million people, among them Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who then delivered his annual State of the Union address in the capital city’s famed Zocalo.

AMLO, as López Obrador is widely known, calledfor the march in the wake of a recent nationwide protest that saw thousands turn out to the streets in cities across Mexico to oppose an electoral reform the president is pushing. It was one of the most significant opposition mobilizations of AMLO’s presidency to date.

On Monday, the president said he was pleased with the turnout at his march.

Born and raised in the Intermountain West, Murphy Woodhouse has called southern Arizona home for most of the last decade. He’s one of two field correspondents at KJZZ’s Hermosillo bureau, where his reporting focuses on the trade relationship between Arizona, Sonora and the rest of Mexico.Before joining the station, Murphy was a reporter at the Arizona Daily Star and the Nogales International. Prior to his reporting career, he completed a master’s degree at the University of Arizona’s Center for Latin American Studies and did three wildfire seasons with the Snake River Hotshots. He’s a proud graduate of the University of Montana’s School of Journalism.When he’s not reporting, Murphy is often out in the woods running or riding singletrack, or swinging in a hammock with a book.