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Mexico calls US State Department 'liar'

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  • 22 March, 2023 13:16:10

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International Desk: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called the US State Department a 'liar'. He made this claim after the US State Department's records on the Mexican government's human rights record came to light. This information was reported by the Reuters news agency on Wednesday (March 22). According to the report, a new report by the US State Department criticizes the human rights record of the Lopez Obrador government in Mexico. At the same time, various information is also added that there has been abuse of government power.

And then on Tuesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador rejected criticism of his government's record on human rights. He also termed the reports of misuse of government power as 'false'. The US report released on Monday said there were credible reports of extrajudicial or extrajudicial killings by police, military and other officials in Mexico. The report also highlights enforced disappearances by government agents as well as torture and inhumane treatment by security forces.

The report also states that 'extremely low rates of impunity and prosecution remain a problem for all forms of crime, including human rights violations and corruption'. At the same time, it also criticized violence against journalists in Mexico. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rejected the report when asked about the US report at a press conference on Tuesday. "They are lying," he claimed to reporters.López Obrador noted that the United States "considers itself the government of the whole world."

Lopez Obrador was scheduled to meet former US Secretary of State John Kerry in Mexico on Tuesday. In the press conference held earlier, he said, 'There is nothing to be angry about, they (US) are just like that. The report of the US State Department is 'not true, they are liars.'Meanwhile, US State Department Acting Spokesperson Vedanta Patel responded to this criticism of the Mexican President in a news briefing. At the time, he rejected criticism that Washington was behaving like a 'government of the whole world' and raised in human rights reports.

Vedanta Patel said, 'Everything in the report is real for Mexico. The involvement of members of the Mexican police, military and other government institutions in criminal activities such as corruption and extrajudicial killings remains a serious challenge for Mexico and is why our report highlights these issues. Obrador. Last week, he claimed that Mexico is a safer country than the United States. The Mexican president said this in response to the criticism that resulted from the fatal kidnapping of two Americans near the Mexican border last month.



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