Lopez Obrador called it “propaganda” a story in which at least 56 murders of activists have been reported so far under his state.
president of mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, described asAdvertisingA story published by the newspaper “Reforma” this Monday mentioned at least 56 Murders activists happened in Mexico So far in his tenure.
“It’s propaganda from our opponents,” the questioned president said during his morning press conference from Villahermosa in the southeastern state of Tabasco.
According to the newspaper – which cites various organizations and NGOs – since they came to power in December 2018 until now in 2021, at least 56 activists have been killed.
But the president reproached the reporter and criticized that this propaganda “was published by Reforma in your newspaper.”
The president noted that his government is doing its job, “and your newspaper is a conservative bulletin in Mexico.”
Every day, as never before, he devotes himself to attacking us,” he said, confirming that many of the notes in the newspaper were “fabricated.”
Following the accusations, the president expressed his regret for all the deaths and stressed, “We are fighting so that this does not happen and we are working every day to save lives. It is a complete dedication to the cause of justice and to the protection of Mexican lives.
When asked again if the mechanism to protect activists and human rights defenders has failed, Lopez Obrador said emphatically “no” and indicated that they were working to address the problem.
Expect that he will ask Alejandro EncinasUndersecretary of the Ministry of Human Rights, Population and Immigration to submit a report on the matter.
The note cited data from the organization Front Line Defenderswhich counted 24 human rights defenders killed in 2019, in addition to 20 others in 2020.
In addition, the selected text, National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) noted that so far in 2021 there have been 12 more dead activists.
With information from EFE
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