Carmen Aristegui, Popular Mexican Journalist Fired After Reporting On Corruption
Carmen Aristegui is one of the Western Hemisphere’s most popular journalists. She herself became news when, last March, when Mexican radio station MVS fired her and her investigative team from their hugely popular radio show after they exposed scandals tied to Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto.
One well-known scandal known as “Casa Blanca” or “White House,” was tied to a wealthy Mexican business magnate who built a seven-million dollar mansion for Peña Nieto‘s family. Aristegui’s firing created an international stir. MVS claims her firing was from unethical use of the company logo on her “MexicoLeaks” website.
Aristegui talks with us about “Casa Blanca,” her termination from MVS and what she views as Mexico’s corrupt political system that subverts justice for victims like murdered journalists and the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.