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Mexican News Anchor Confronts Drug Cartel on Live TV After Threat

HeadlineAug 12, 2021

In Mexico, a prominent news anchor took to the airwaves to stand up to one of the country’s most powerful drug cartels. Jalisco New Generation Cartel posted a video online in which they directly threatened Milenio TV anchor Azucena Uresti, who regularly reports on cartel violence and organized crime. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has vowed to protect Uresti. She addressed the threats during her broadcast Monday night.

Azucena Uresti: “I have joined the federal system of protection from the government. I repeat: Our work will continue to be based on the truth and with the intention of providing information on the reality of a country like ours.”

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