With regards to the Otomi Temple that JW's supposedly destroyed, a member of JWN contacted the branch and they sent him the official press release.
It reads (translated from Spanish):
"To whom it may concern:
We refer to a news that appeared on different media accusing Jehovah's Witnesses of participating in the destruction of an Otomí altar in the archaeological site of San Bartolo Tutotepec, Hidalgo.
It is disconcerting that a news like this has been generated and that it has been given widespread difusion, the case being that Jehovah's Witnesses had nothing to do with the matter.
We asked around to the congregations that may be close to the place and we reached the conclusion that the news is false and biased. Not even the local authorities have received a similar complaint.
Jehovah's Witnesses are respectful to people of other religions. As we base ourselves in the Bible, we follow this Biblical advice: "Respect everybody." (1 Peter 2:17, El libro del Pueblo de Dios).
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This is why we have respectfully asked different media that a correction be done in the slanderous declarations that have been made indicating that Jehovah's Witnesses had nothing to do with this vandalous act being attributed to them."
If the news is found to be true, then this press release will show the extent to which JW's lie to protect the image of the religion. If the news is found to be false, then this upsets me a lot because JW's will have a reason to not trust (at the very least) the Mexican media when it comes to the JW's, and even perhaps media such as the New York Times.
The silver lining is that, whereas the Mexican media directly accuses JW's, the AP-based media correctly states that JW's are only ACCUSED of the action.