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Former Pemex chief Lozoya held in Spain

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Spanish police arrested Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador his first high-profile win in his anti-corruption drive.

Lozoya, who has not been seen publicly since mid-2019, is accused in Mexico of corruption related to a wide-ranging bribery and money laundering case involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. He has denied wrongdoing, Reuters reports.