Ricardo López Méndez

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Ricardo López Méndez (7 February 1903 – 28 December 1989)[1] was a Mexican poet and song lyricist. He was born in Izamal, Yucatán. He became director of the Public Library and an advisor to Felipe Carrillo Puerto, governor of Yucatán from 1922 to 1924. In 1927 he moved to Mexico City as a representative of the government of Yucatán. He was a founder of the radio station XEW (and others across Mexico) and a pioneer of the use of radio to access rural populations. He also became vice president of the Society of Authors and Composers (SACM).[2]

In 2004 his collected poetry and journalism were published as Poesía y Pensamiento. His poem El Credo Mexicano (Mexican Creed) is a popular patriotic declaration of faith in the country. He also penned the lyrics to the popular song "Amor, Amor, Amor".

One of his radio stations still bears his initials as its callsign, XHRLM-FM in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas.


  1. ^ "Biografía: Ricardo López Méndez". Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ Humberto Musacchio, Gran Diccionario Enciclopédico de México, Andrés León, General Editor.