MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refuses to live in the luxurious official residence, and now he's planning to downsize even further by moving to an unused apartment at his offices downtown.
The notoriously parsimonious Lopez Obrador turned the old presidential compound into an arts center and lives at his private home. His offices are in the centuries-old National Palace in downtown Mexico City.
Because it's a historic site with famous murals, Lopez Obrador said Thursday he won't alter anything. He pledged tourists will still have access to the building.
And he promised nothing would happen to a tribe of cats that live in a garden in one of the building's patios.
Lopez Obrador holds a daily news conference, and says living in the office complex will save him time.