The Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui responded today to the President’s denial Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) about an investigation published on his site, Aristegui Noticias.
Carmen Aristegui screened the report she published in collaboration with Proceso on her newscast and sent a response to López Obrador: “In Aristegui Noticias we are neither for nor against your movement. This space is, quite simply, that, a space for journalists “.
“And I would send one last message to President López Obrador: you know that I appreciate it, I appreciate his long battle to reach the Presidency of the Republic, but Serene, dark! Read the report and then we talk.
López Obrador denied the report on Monday “Sembrando Vida and the chocolate factory”, which states that the Government’s flagship program has a particular boost in Tabasco and would benefit the President’s children.
“As soon as they clarify that it is not true what they are raising in their report (…) They made a lying investigation, without grounds to seek to stain us with the maxim of the slander of journalism of ‘what does not stain, tizna’,” he said. the President in his morning conference from Oaxaca.
The report noted that businessman Hugo Chávez Ayala, close to López Obrador’s family, advised the Sembrando Vida en Tabasco program. And he revealed that Chávez Ayala also collaborates with Finca El Rocío, owned by López Obrador’s children, dedicated to the sowing of Creole cocoa for the production of gourmet products from his company Rocío Chocolate.
López Obrador said he had no identification nor sympathies with Aristegui.
“People thought that Carmen Aristegui was an avant-garde journalist. I was silent, but in the same movement as ours, out of respect. But she was a kind of champion of freedom and I have another opinion because when we were in the opposition, He interviewed me once every six months and tried to challenge me as a good conservative journalist, “said López Obrador.
Aristegui added today from his newscast: “And tell me (President) if there is something or not to worry about the business activity of your children.”