After tweeting a call to assassinate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, two Mexican media outlets cut ties with the journalist, Ricardo Alemán

Two Mexican media outlets have cut ties with a prominent journalist after he appeared to call on supporters of presidential hopeful Andrés Manuel López Obrador to assassinate the left-wing candidate.

Ricardo Alemán tweeted Saturday: “John Lennon was killed by a fan. Versace was killed by a fan. Selena was killed by a fan. Now’s the time chairos” – using a word many on Mexico’s right use to disparage supporters of López Obrador, candidate of the leftist Morena party in July’s election.

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