Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The video does not show the president of the Mexican state being reprimanded

Claim: In a video the Mexican governor of the northern state of Nuevo León, Samuel García, is being harassed by motorists as he talks about the progress of highway construction.

AP Verification: False. The audio of the video was changed. The original version was released by the state president at the end of July and you don’t hear motorists insulting them in it.

Fact: A publication circulating on Twitter showed an altered recording of García’s construction of the highway, incorrectly stating that while he was explaining the details of the project, motorists told him about the construction of their vehicle. Horn reprimanded.

The 23-second edited video shows Garcia recording himself on his cell phone as he shows the construction area behind him and several motorists can be heard cursing him with their horns in the background.

But the video has been changed. The original version was initially released by the governor on his Instagram account on July 24, and it does not hear the drivers insulting him.

Furthermore, after the edited video spread across the network, Garcia clarified on his Instagram account that it was an altered version and shared the original.

The original publication featured a 48-second video and the governor shared details of the highway under construction. The extended version also shows that Garcia greeted some motorists during the recording.

“I took advantage of Sunday to see the progress of the Intercerana highway, which, 7 months after the start of work, is already showing good progress on the Allende-Cadreta section. There we take it, soon I will give you more details Will show and how the project is going,” Garcia wrote in the publication.

He said his government would announce action to deal with the effects of the drought, which has left several areas of the capital, Monterrey, waterlogged for several weeks.

García’s government has faced harsh criticism for the region’s water supply crisis.

The governor has said that the crisis was caused by lack of planning by previous governments, high water consumption by citizens and climate change.


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