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Ken Salazar denies investigation into AMLO for links to drug trafficking

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‘There is no investigation related to the president,’ Salazar stated in relation to the report on alleged cartel bribery.

The United States ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, denied this Monday the existence of an investigation into President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for alleged links to drug trafficking.

At a press conference in Michoacán, the diplomat thus addressed the controversy generated by The New York Times ‘ report on an investigation, now closed, that Washington carried out on alleged bribes received by López Obrador’s presidential campaign in 2018. including his children, from the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas Cartel.

“As the White House has said very clearly, there is no investigation involving the president. This is reality,” Salazar assured, in relation to what was expressed last Thursday by the spokesman for the US National Security Council, John Kirby.

The newspaper’s report joins a note by Tim Golden in ProPublica, which in January published that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigated alleged “substantial evidence” that the Sinaloa Cartel contributed $2 million to the presidential campaign of López Obrador in 2006.

The controversy continued to escalate with López Obrador’s disclosure of the telephone number of The New York Times correspondent in Mexico, Natalie Kitroeff, during his February 22 press conference, which led to the removal of the video from YouTube.

Salazar highlighted the joint work of the US and Mexican governments “on all security issues” and recalled that this Wednesday a bilateral meeting will be held in Washington to address the migratory flow, especially that from Guatemala.

“We know that much of what we see in the migrant corridor and in this issue has to be solved by addressing the causes. Now we have an opportunity to do this in Guatemala,” she explained.

He also stated that, as ambassador, he maintains a constant dialogue with the Mexican administration and was pleased that, since the arrival of Joe Biden to the White House, relations between Mexico and the United States are developing “as partners.”

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