The name Antonio Villaraigosa is synonymous with 'Latino power' in the United States. The charismatic former Democratic mayor of the city of Los Angeles (the second city in population in the United States after New York) between 2005 and 2013, was the first Hispanic mayor of Los Angeles since 1872., Villaraigosa , of Mexican descent, won the respect from voters thanks to having overcome a tough childhood (his father was an alcoholic) and having left the 'gangs', which he left studying at East Los Angeles College and, later, at UCLA, where he graduated in History and attended the People's College of Law.
The former mayor of Los Angeles is remembered, among other achievements, for Operation Pothole , whose goal was to repair 35,000 potholes in 14 weeks. Villaraigosa receives OKDIARIO in Madrid – »a wonderful city», he never stops repeating with fascination – to talk about the qualities of a good mayor and the advice that José Luis Martínez-Almeida would give. Villaraigosa admits that he does not know why the White House of Joe Biden ignores Sánchez while remembering that "Spain is a great country" and that he sees very important business opportunities for Spaniards in the United States.