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> They are more interested in conveying the truth than being factual.

That is an interesting statement, I don't think I understand what you mean? Isn't conveying the truth being factual? Or is this an expression I am not familiar with?

Facts can obscure the truth, or if the right facts are chosen a completely false story can be told. The author is trying to convey the state of Mexican political economy, not compile a list of facts about Mexican political economy. That some details may be stretched or erroneous is inconsequential so long as the thesis remains strong. Nitpicking over who killed who and why is entirely beside the point.

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