(Photo: special)
(Photo: special)

The United States Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, lashed out again this Saturday against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whom he accused of “being part of an abusive power.”

During the second day of activities of the Conservative Action Political Conference (CPAC), the Texas legislator issued a video message in which he stated that in 2020 more journalists were murdered in Mexico than in any other country in the world and accused AMLO to make this situation worse.

“In Mexico, we are seeing the erosion of civil society. This, faced by journalists and politicians, is very dangerous.”

“In 2020, more and more journalists were killed in Mexico and a dozen journalists were killed this year alone. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is trying to make these trends worse and worse and it seems that he is being part of an abusive power, not only in the US-Mexico relationship,” he added.


In this context, he highlighted that during 2022, at least a dozen journalists have been assassinated.

In addition, he warned that with AMLO and the arrival of Gustavo Petro to the government of Colombia and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the presidency of Brazil, the list of US allies in Latin America is reduced.

“There is an anti-American, Chavista power that reaches a large part of Latin America,” he said.

This is not the first time that Cruz has launched against AMLO this year, since last February he said that the Mexican president was a “risk and a danger to the national security of the United States.”

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent Biden a speedy recovery message.  (Photo: Andrés Manuel López Obrador)
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent Biden a speedy recovery message. (Photo: Andrés Manuel López Obrador)

On that occasion, he also pointed out the murders of journalists in Mexico, and highlighted the confrontation between the president and the journalist Carlos Loret de Mola, for which he asked President Joe Biden to pressure his counterpart to stop violence against journalists.

In addition, last July, during AMLO’s visit to the US, the Republican accused him of flirting with China and Russia. Likewise, he blamed the Mexican government for not controlling fentanyl trafficking, for being overwhelmed by organized crime and the immigration crisis, as well as for not respecting the agreements of the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, the United States, and Canada (T-MEC), especially on energy issues.

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