Former Mexican President And Staff Under Investigation

Published: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:36pm
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed to increase protections for journalists in remarks at the presidential palace on May 17, 2017.

MEXICO CITY — In Mexico, documents leaked to the press show that the current government is trying to bring to justice the former Mexican president and his team for alleged corruption. But the current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, says former presidents won’t be prosecuted. 

Documents reveal that Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office is investigating former President Enrique Peña Nieto and his secretary of foreign affairs, Luis Videgaray, on allegations of corruption, accusing them of treason. 

The investigation is part of the “Panama Papers” scandal, an international scheme of corruption and money laundering that was also investigated by the U.S.

Allegations were presented to the Supreme Court but rejected, and the case is under revision by the Attorney General’s Office. 

But President López Obrador says his administration will not prosecute former presidents, like he promised during his inauguration. However, he says, the people might vote in a referendum if they want the former heads of state to face justice.

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