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Mexican President to Media: 'You Know What Will Happen' for Bad Coverage


One of the largest and most respected international press freedom organizations called out a series of statements made by Mexico's President against critical news outlets. In a country that continues to be one of the deadliest for journalists, comments or threats by politicians against the media are a reason for concern.

In their most recent column, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over recent statements made by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO).

"If you go too far, you know what will happen," AMLO is reported as having said on April 15 during his daily press briefings. Just one day later, AMLO walked back the comment, claiming his statement was about his followers calling out unfavorable press. Since taking office, AMLO maintains an uneasy relationship with critical news outlets.

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