The Washington Post on Wednesday hosted a special live conversation in Mexico City with Executive Editor Martin Baron and Global Opinions Writer and Univision anchor León Krauze to mark the recent launch of The Post’s new Spanish-language opinion page, Post Opinión.
The conversation, which was moderated by Post Opinión editor María Jesús Zevallos, centered around the challenges the press faces in covering the presidential administrations in both countries.
“A free press is a fundamental part of a democracy,” said Baron. “It’s not enough to have this freedom. It must be exercised.”
Krauze and Baron also highlighted some opportunities for press coverage in the U.S. and Mexico to improve.
"In Latin America , we have become obsessed with what politicians do. What makes a difference is focusing on the people who don’t have a voice, " said Krauze. “For example, where are the stories of Central American migrants in the Mexican media?”
The event was streamed live by Mexican digital news site Animal Político. Watch the full discussion here.