Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador revealed on Friday his authorities sent a complaint to the U.S. government urging an explanation on the funding by U.S. organization USAID of an alleged anti-corruption group that seeks to take down his administration.
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"A foreign government can’t provide money to political groups," the president known as AMLO said before a virtual meeting with the U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris. The note asks the U.S. to confirm such funding and suspend it in case the collaboration is true.
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The Mexican authorities highlighted the information that Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, a political group that has tried to plot against the government, is receiving funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). AMLO considers this action "it’s promoting a form of coup."
The Mexican organization has reported critically on some of AMLO's most outstanding initiatives, which the Mexican government respects as members o the civil society. However, people linked to the group "have been explicit in their political militancy against the government of Mexico," the authorities added.