Mexican Radio Station Won't Reinstate Controversial Host
March 19, 2015 at 11:40 AM (PT)
A MEXICAN radio station executive says the host of the country's top-rated national news radio program probably won't be reinstated, according to ASSOCIATED PRESS. MVS RADIO fired radio host CARMEN ARISTEGUI, a move many claim was a violation of freedom of speech.
MVS VP FELIPE CHAO told local media, "There have been a lot of grievances and insults, and at this moment I don't see any point of reconciliation."
MVS says ARISTEGUI was removed for challenging the firing of two reporters who had suggested the station was a sponsor of MEXICOLEAKS, a website exposing information on corruption.
ARISTEGUI had embarrassed Pres. ENRIQUE PENA NIETO by revealing that his wife was purchasing a house with financing from a frequent government contractor.
MVS RADIO is composed of a group of four international SPANISH radio networks owned by the mass media conglomerate MVS COMUNICACIONES.