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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge

Monday, October 23, 2017


With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Mexico’s top prosecutor, acting Attorney General, Alberto Elias Beltran, on Friday fired the federal attorney general responsible for electoral crimes, adding fuel to a case that may complicate the president’s efforts to shake off allegations of corruption in the run-up to the July 2018 presidential vote.

Source: Reuters