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Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at an April press conference. Photo: Courtesy

Denying that quarantine conditions have contributed to a rise in domestic violence, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said 90% of such claims from women are false.

“I don’t want you to misinterpret me because a lot of what I say is taken out of context: 90% of those calls … are false, it’s proven,” López Obrador said.

Women across Mexico made more than 115,000 calls to 911 in March to report violence, up 22% from February, according to the Spotlight Initiative.

But the president maintained a more romantic view of life under quarantine in Mexico, where he said “there has always been harmonious cohabitation.”

“The Mexican family is different from families in Europe and the United States; Mexicans are used to living together, being together. … I’m not saying that there is not this confrontation in Mexico, of course there are differences in all families,” López Obrador said.

Sources: ReformaEl Financiero

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