AMLO reacts to chopper crash that killed 2 political opponents

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference at Hyatt Regency Polanco hotel on July 9 in Mexico City. Photo: Carlos Tischler/Getty Images

A helicopter crash that killed two opposition politicians was not an assassination, and the people making that claim are “neofascists,” said Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Lopez Obrador wouldn’t speculate on what caused the crash, but no explosive devices were found in the wreck.

Mexico asked the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to help investigate, but the U.S. government shutdown has delayed the request.

Social media videos that suggest the helicopter was shot down were the work of “neofascist groups who are angry about our victory and are trying to slander us,” Lopez Obrador said Wednesday.

The Monday crash killed opposition Gov. Martha Erika Alonso of the central state of Puebla and her husband, ex-Gov. Rafael Moreno Valle. Two pilots and a third passenger also died.

Source: Associated Press

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