Government official receives death threats

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Government official receives death threats
Cuauhtémoc Sánchez Osio recently received death threats
English 27/08/2019 10:47 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:52

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Government official receives a death threat

We've been told that the head of the National Council for Education Development (Conafe), Cuauhtémoc Sánchez Osio, received death threats. We've been told that there was an anonymous message a few feet away from his office, calling his collaborators to “beat him; ignore him; kick him; fire him; or disappear him (sic).” The message ended with the line “better take care of yourself,” accompanied by an article that criticizes the official, linked to a tender that didn't fulfill the needs of the Conafe. We've been told that the threat is being investigated by Mexico City Attorney General's Office.

Where is the special prosecutor?

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Did the PRD lose its rockstar?

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Children with cancer ask for help

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