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‘Political lynchings’: AMLO accuses world media of bias

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The Guardian is among the international media that the Mexican president says is campaigning against his government.

Analyzing international coverage of the protests in Mexico City for International Women’s Day, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador accused the media of “attacking his government” instead of reporting the violence of protesters.

In particular, he criticized correspondents of The New York Times, The Guardian and Spain’s El País, whom he said are “representatives of the companies that participated in the looting of Mexico in the neoliberal period.”

“They are also very upset because stealing is no longer allowed, looting is no longer allowed,” he added.

In addition, the president maintained his support for Félix Salgado Macedonio, a candidate for governor of Guerrero who stands accused of several cases of sexual abuse and rape.

“We cannot allow political lynchings,” he replied to a reporter who asked him about the case.

“There are no (complaints); in the event that there are criminal complaints, it is the court that resolves them,” he said, adding that the press manufactures stories. “They make victims, they make crimes, of course they do.”

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