‘They’ve been recording us,’ Mexico president says as hidden camera found in offices


MEXICO CITY– Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said yesterday unseen forces were spying on him and his cabinet, revealing that a “sophisticated camera” had been discovered at the presidential offices in central Mexico City.

During a regular daily news briefing, in which he usually expounds on everything from history and economics to culture, Lopez Obrador said the device had been found in a room used for meetings in the National Palace, his headquarters.

“Just imagine, they’ve been recording us in a meeting room, here in the Palace,” the president said as he reflected on the importance of free speech and transparency.

Lopez Obrador, who didn’t provide details on the camera or how it came to be there, said he had no secrets. “What we talk about is completely legal, transparent, and there’s nothing that could be used against us,” he said.(Reuters)…[+]