Mexican president wants to scrap own immunity

Mexican president wants to scrap own immunity

Mexican president wants to scrap own immunityMexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he was sending a bill to Congress to eliminate presidential immunity, which the anti-establishment leftist says has fueled corruption. Widely known by his initials, AMLO, Lopez Obrador has also slashed his own salary by 60 percent and spurned the presidential jet, residence and security detail -- all part of his vow to battle corruption and lead an austere government by example. Under Mexico's current constitution, the president can only be tried for "high crimes" and acts of treason.