Politician's sister threatens and assaults journalist
Gino Márquez, the deputy editor of the newspaper, which is distributed in three Andean regions, told IPYS that Flor Barreto followed Meza from the newspaper's offices to a bank. Once there, she insulted and slapped him, and warned him to stop writing about her brother.
Since 5 November, Meza has been publishing reports about the political coordinator's past. He has presented documentation showing that the politician has been accused of sexual abuse and attempted murder, and has even served time in prison.
The journalist, whose articles include Barreto's legal statements refuting the accusations, has requested protection from the Junín authorities.