Andrés Manuel López Obrador angered after Reforma leaked letter he wrote that triggered a minor diplomatic crisis

Press freedom advocates have criticized Mexico’s president for calling on a newspaper to reveal the source that leaked a controversial letter he wrote to the king of Spain, urging him to apologize for the conquest 500 years ago.

The letter prompted a furious reaction in Spain and triggered a minor diplomatic crisis with the Madrid government saying it “deeply regret[ed]” the publication of the letter.

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