Leonardo Curzio: Mexican Radio Host’s Resignation Highlights Ties Between Government and Media
The New York Times
MEXICO CITY — Last Thursday, as it has for nearly a dozen years, Leonardo Curzio’s radio show delivered lively debate. This time around, his team of analysts harshly criticized a pair of policy initiatives floated in recent weeks by, among others, the political party of Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto.
“I don’t have any evidence that the government asked for their firing or to end the show, but I was deeply surprised that they would ask me to stop broadcasting a political panel that enjoys wide approval in terms of ratings during an election year,” he said on Friday. “It’s like being asked to get rid of a sports show during the World Cup.”
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