Mexico's leftist leader has done away with the thousands of military escorts looking after the president and sent them to work "for the benefit of the people."
On this journey, AMLO was heading to one of a part of Mexico infested with drug traffickers and violent gangs. But he has no fear of being attacked, believing himself protected by an assortment of talismans.
"I have a lot of protection, this is a shield," he told AFP, holding up an image of the "Sacred Heart" of Jesus.
Among his other protective amulets, AMLO carries a four leaf clover and a dollar given to him by a Mexican migrant. ...