Social entrepreneur Margarita Barney helps eradicate poverty in Mexico's rural areas.
The organization empowers locals by raising awareness of issues such as sustainable farming practices.
The incoming head of state will take home a much smaller pay packet than his predecessor as part of a government cost-cutting drive. Mexico's first leftist president in decades has also vowed to fight rampant corruption.
Mexico's new left-wing president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has all the political means he needs to reinvent the country, for better or for worse. For now, it's best to be optimistic, says DW's Claudia Herrera-Pahl.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won Mexico's presidential election with more than 50 percent of the vote. He is Mexico's first leftist president in decades.
Political violence has cast a bloody shadow over the Mexican election campaign. Since last fall, 130 politicians and candidates have been killed, but experts doubt that the violence will end after Sunday's vote.
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