Carmen Aristegui backed by court against MVS Radio

A recent court ruling in Mexico City may force MVS Radio to reinstate a high-profile journalist who was fired after uncovering a presidential scandal.

A hearing has been set for April 27 by a Mexico judge to determine whether or not Carmen Aristegui will return to the air.

Aristegui was fired earlier this year after she uncovered a scandal involving current Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

The high profile journalist revealed that Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera, were in the process of acquiring a multi-million dollar luxury home from a government contractor that won millions in state business.

Aristegui’s employer at the time, MVS Radio, dismissed her and her team for offering the broadcaster’s name and for funding a new platform of investigative journalism, Mexicoleaks, without prior authorization.

Aristegui, who hosts a show on CNN Latino, claimed her dismissal was politically motivated.

In the recent ruling, the judge imposed an injunction against the broadcaster’s guidelines for its news hosts. Aristegui argued those guidelines were not consistent with her contract.

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