WORLD Mexico's president dismisses online death threats


Mexico's president dismisses online death threats


05:52, August 20, 2019

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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a press conference in Mexico City. (Photo: Xinhua)

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday waved away concerns over the death threats he received through social media, saying it was part of the country's rocky transition to democracy.

"We are building a true democracy, not a dictatorship, and making profound changes. It is a transformation, not a simple change of government," Lopez Obrador said during his daily press conference.

Despite the threats, his administration will not give up its goal to clean up corruption and end impunity, said the president, who took office on Dec. 1.

"I'm human, as I have said, and I have fears just like everybody else, but I'm not a coward and I am not going to take even one step backwards in our goal to transform the country," said Lopez Obrador. 

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