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Associated Press Deletes Tweet Referring to Migrant Caravan as ‘Ragtag Army of the Poor’

The Associated Press has apologized for a bad choice of words in their reporting on the migrant caravan in Mexico.

The news outlet’s initial tweet got a fair amount of social media criticism. Additionally, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists put out a statement critical of the AP’s word choice.

This morning the AP tweeted, “We’ve removed an @AP tweet from Oct. 21 that said a migrant caravan in Mexico was ‘like a ragtag army of the poor.’ That wording was poorly chosen and has been removed from our coverage of the caravan.”

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