Mexico’s government and its media industry are engaged in a battle of wills after it announced the suspension of a social media account belonging to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who had a large presence on the platform.
Pena Nieto’s account was set to be restored on Tuesday but was suspended after it emerged that his father had a history of drug trafficking and a history in criminal activity.
Pena’s Twitter account was suspended shortly after it was suspended.
The suspensions of both accounts have come at a particularly difficult time for Mexico.
Penas administration has faced criticism for allowing a massive drug cartel to grow to a staggering size in the country’s southern state of Guerrero.
The cartels’ violence has caused a global crisis, leaving tens of thousands dead and more than half a million people displaced.
Penalties for those involved have been severe, with Pena and his government facing accusations of criminal neglect and corruption.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Penas Nieto, is seen in Mexico City on Dec. 17, 2017.AP/StringerThe suspensions are a significant blow to Pena, whose administration has been plagued by controversies and controversies in recent years, particularly after a number of high-profile incidents of corruption, including his decision to pardon a former drug kingpin and his failure to prosecute the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
On Friday, Pena told reporters in Mexico that he had ordered the suspension and that his office had already started “sorting through” the data and reviewing the content of the accounts.
“We’ve already started sorting through that information.
We are also working with the police and others, and we have to get the information to the proper authorities,” Pena said.
Pelas also said the suspensions were being conducted in accordance with Mexican law and had been issued without the authorization of the president.
Mexico is the only country in the world that bans its citizens from using social media platforms.
Para Nieto is seen as one of the most popular and influential presidents in Mexico and has been criticized by critics for his policies, including the mass incarceration of millions of Mexicans, a corruption scandal that has seen him suspended from office and the recent killing of a political rival.
He has been in power since 2006 and was reelected in December 2019, although he has been widely criticized for his poor handling of recent violent attacks and violent confrontations.
The government has been struggling to contain the violent response from its citizens after a series of attacks and assassinations in recent months.