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Mexican president defends utility head against charges of corruption


Mexico’s president on Wednesday expressed support for the embattled head of the national electricity company CFE, blaming political opponents for accusations that Manuel Bartlett hid business relationships and conflicts of interest.

“It’s evident he’s facing a campaign against him by adversaries,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told his regular news conference. “I am sure he will clarify all of this.”

Lopez Obrador, a veteran leftist who took office in December, has vowed to root out entrenched corruption in Latin America’s second-biggest economy, saying his administration will be a model for proper governance.

25th September 2019


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