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EL UNIVERSAL is a plural and impartial newspaper
Discrediting media outlets who are plural and impartial could be a sign that they are trying to affect their credibility - Photo: Yadin Xolalpa/EL UNIVERSAL
English 23/04/2020 11:11 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 11:24
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EL UNIVERSAL is a plural and impartial newspaper 

Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Ricardo Monreal, Martí Batres, Alejandro Encinas, Paola Félix Díaz, Enrique Márquez, Arturo Herrera, Alejandra Frausto, Román Meyer, Maximiliano Reyes, Julián Ventura, and Martha Delgado have written for this newspaper. They are some of the few ministers, deputy secretaries, lawmakers, ambassadors, and government officials who have collaborated with EL UNIVERSAL and who have explained, promoted, and defended the current government. All of them share the pages of a newspaper where others who disagree with the federal government also collaborate. This plurality has always been respectful and has always made EL UNIVERSAL proud, as it is a place for discussion and reflection. Therefore, to say that the newspaper doesn’t give voice to the current government is not true because it was welcomed and thanked them for sharing their ideas. Moreover, we hardly cover someone’s activities as we cover President López Obrador, where journalists share facts, not opinions. Discrediting media outlets who are plural and impartial could be a sign that they are trying to affect their credibility in the face of the critical news that could be reported in the next days, as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to worsen. Reality will show if the government was up to the challenge or not, moreover, our readers will always have verified reports since we have a commitment to them.

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Dr. López-Gatell, the rockstar

Dr. Hugo López-Gatell has stolen the show. Besides leading the efforts against COVID-19 sharing the official numbers in regards to the public health crisis, he is now in the cover of a magazine that branded him the “man of the moment.” The magazine, which covers the life of celebrities and socialites, talks about López-Gatell’s private life as a husband, father, rock lover, and the voice of COVID-19 in Mexico. However, we have bad news if you’re a fan of the COVID-19 czar because you can no longer read the article on the magazine’s website after it simply disappeared. 

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Lawmakers will meet with business leaders

To calm things down in the private sector, in the face of the lack of an economic plan to help small and medium companies to overcome the crisis sparked by COVID-19, lawmakers agreed to meet with the private sector. So for lawmakers, on Thursdays, they will meet with business leaders. Lawmaker Mario Delgado announced the next meeting will be with Index and will be followed by the Concamin and Canacintra.

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It’s time to help Mexican migrants in the U.S.

Although more resources will be allocated to Mexican consulates in the U.S., there is not enough money to help migrant families. We’ve been told that Mexico’s consul in New York, Jorge Islas, is trying to obtain funds from state governments; In New York, a large number of Mexicans have died of COVID-19. This is a great opportunity for state governments to collaborate with the federal government in order to support those who have contributed to the Mexican economy.

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