Mujica warns against Uruguayan media falling into hands of foreigners

December 16, 2014 9:37 PM

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MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay's local media groups should not fall into the hands of foreign investors like Argentina's Clarin group or Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, outgoing President Jose Mujica said on Tuesday.

The leftist Mujica, who will hand over the presidency on March 1 as one of Latin America's most popular leaders, spoke as senators began debating a draft communications law that critics say is ambiguous and hands the government too much regulatory oversight.

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