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Mexican president's wife backs out of mansion deal

Mexican president's wife backs out of mansion deal

The wife of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto says she will get rid of the mansion she was buying from a builder who had won numerous, lucrative contracts from the government, an arrangement that had created the appearance of a major conflict of interest. Angelica Rivera, a former soap-opera star, went on her familiar medium, Mexican television, via her personal website to announce her decision Tuesday night. She said her acquisition of the white-marble home, reportedly worth $7 million and built to the first couple’s specifications, had created a “pretext” for critics to attack her husband. “I am here to defend my integrity, that of my family and of...