Mexican Court Backs Reporter Fired After Pena Nieto Property Scoop

A court ruling issued on Tuesday may force a broadcaster to negotiate the reinstatement of a high-profile journalist fired last month after helping uncover a scandal involving President Enrique Pena Nieto's family. The Mexico City judge ordered an April 27 hearing that may determine whether Carmen Aristegui and her popular show return to the air. Aristegui was dismissed by MVS Radio after it accused her and her team of offering, without prior authorization, the broadcaster's name and funding for a new platform for investigative journalism called Mexicoleaks. Aristegui, who also hosts a show on CNN's Spanish-language network, argued that her dismissal was politically motivated.