August 12, 2020

Bribes funded campaign of Mexico’s Pena Nieto, ex-aide says

Mexico City (AFP) – Multi-million-dollar bribes from a Brazilian construction giant financed the presidential campaign that brought Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto to power, a former top advisor revealed Tuesday according to prosecutors.The explosive allegations from Emilio Lozoya, who was Pena Nieto’s chief international strategist prior to the 2012 election, are the latest twist in a scandal that has shaken Latin America.It follows the former aide’s extradition from Spain last month to stand trial on corruption charges linked to Odebrecht, Latin America’s biggest construction company.Lozoya has …


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