López Obrador denounces US interference with the financing of “influence peddlers” in Mexico

MADRID, Feb. 17 (Royals Blue) –

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has denounced this Thursday the “interfering attitude” of the United States by financing “influence peddlers” and has advanced that he will let his counterpart, Joe Biden, know.

“I am going to propose to Joe Biden that there is an entire campaign against us that is being financed by influence peddlers who in the past sold medicines and did juicy businesses and businessmen who did not pay taxes and also by the United States Government that gives money,” said López Obrador.

Among those organizations that would be being financed by Washington would be Mexicans against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI), which days ago jointly published an investigation into the family of President López Obrador on the Latinus news portal.

“It is an interventionist attitude,” López Obrador remarked in his usual morning appearance before the media, this time from the city of Tijuana, on the border with the United States.

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“No foreign government should intervene in the affairs of our country, they must respect our sovereignty (…) We are not a colony, we are not a protectorate, we are a free, independent, sovereign country,” López Obrador emphasized.

The Mexican president has emphasized his support for “the noble profession of journalism,” but not for “junk products” that some media outlets introduce through companies and pressure groups.

“In the world, these media power blocs are used to impose corruption procedures, so that companies can steal with impunity. Companies not only dominate the most influential media, they put the rulers, it is not the people, they are the big corporations through the media that inflate leaders or parties in the world,” he said.

López Obrador has also once again questioned the income of the journalist Carlos Loret de Mola, author of several reports on the lifestyle that some members of the government and relatives of the president would lead in contrast to the austerity that the Mexican president preaches.

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“It is immoral that a journalist, however intelligent he may be, earns 3 million pesos a month (130,000 euros). I can prove that there are journalists who earn more than 5 million pesos a month (216,000 euros),” said López Obrador, who has given names and surnames to a series of journalists who, in his opinion, would be acting with malpractice.

“He who owes nothing, fears nothing, but we are talking about money that has to do with the public,” Loret de Mola said of the journalist, whose medium, Latinus, accuses of having links with pharmaceutical companies with which the Government broke some agreements and therefore “they are angry”.

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