In Mexico, Nonprofit Points To Corruption Trail In President’s Party

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:28pm
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MEXICO CITY — A nonprofit dedicated to fighting corruption in Mexico has used investigations to uncover many anomalies in the current and previous administrations. But after a recent report, the Mexican president decided to launch an investigation against the organization. 

The nonprofit Mexicanos contra La Corrupción released an investigation alleging that the president’s party used ghost companies for laundering money and publishing the party’s publication.

Previous investigations led to other allegations against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration.

Now, the president has required a fiscal audit of the nonprofit and donor businesses that support it.

"This organization uses the people’s money to go against the people!" López Obrador said, meaning that corporations that oppose his government want to attack him by giving tax-exempt contributions to it.

Mexicanos Contra La Corrupción responded that there’s transparency with their donations and taxes, and that they will be watchdogs over this administration, just like they were with previous ones.

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