The New York Times investigates financing of drug cartels in AMLO’s 2018 presidential campaign

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AMLO discredited the journalistic work of the NYT, calling it a “rag” and revealed that the investigation would involve his sons.

The New York Times (NYT) is preparing to publish a report on a recent investigation by the United States government into alleged drug trafficking funding in the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

This was revealed by López Obrador himself during his morning press conference on Thursday, February 22.

During Thursday’s morning press conference, AMLO informed that the NYT sent a questionnaire to Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, the presidential spokesperson, to get the government’s stance.

López Obrador said that the Times “sent an ultimatum” to Jesús Ramírez Cuevas to get the answers, which is why the president chose to answer the questions during his conference.

A new investigation involves AMLO’s sons

According to what AMLO pointed out during his conference, the report that The New York Times is making is based on a new investigation being carried out by the United States government on alleged drug trafficking financing in his 2018 presidential campaign.

López Obrador discredited the journalistic work of the Times, calling it a pasquinade, and revealed that the new investigation would involve his sons.

This investigation adds to what was already published by journalist Tim Golden in ProPublica about the alleged donations of money from organized crime, particularly the Sinaloa Cartel, to the presidential campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) in 2006.

The investigation, based on interviews with a dozen U.S. and Mexican officials and government documents, points out that the Sinaloa Cartel, led at the time by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, contributed two million dollars to López Obrador’s campaign.

The funds would have been delivered in exchange for the promise that, if he were to become President, AMLO would allow the criminal operations of drug traffickers.

Mexico Daily Post