Category Archives: Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexican presidential candidate accuses government of spying on him

Ricardo Anaya alleges surveillance is part of pattern of espionage against Enrique Peña Nieto’s opponents

A Mexican presidential candidate has accused the country’s intelligence service of surveilling his campaign – part of a pattern of alleged espionage against opponents of President Enrique Peña Nieto and his embattled administration.

Ricardo Anaya, the likely candidate for a right-left coalition, posted a tweet on Tuesday showing him confronting a person following him in a Jeep. After an awkward handshake, the driver readily identified himself as working for Cisen, the Mexican intelligenceservice. He said he was following Anaya “so that there’s no problem”.

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Drug violence blamed for Mexico's record 29,168 murders in 2017

Homicide rate surpasses that from peak year of country’s drug war in 2011, official figures show

Mexico recorded more than 29,000 murders in 2017, the highest annual tally in decades, government figures have shown.

The country has struggled with years of violence as the state has battled drug cartels that have increasingly splintered into smaller, more bloodthirsty gangs.

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Mexican governor claims retaliation for inquiry into government corruption

Tensions deepen between Chihuahua governor and ruling party, amid claims the government used shell companies to finance election campaigns in 2016

A Mexican regional governor has accused the federal government of strangling his state’s finances in retaliation for corruption charges against prominent members of the country’s ruling party.

Chihuahua’s governor, Javier Corral, said on Monday that the federal government had withheld £30m to force state prosecutors to quash an investigation into allegations that president Enrique Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) used shell companies to improperly finance election campaigns across Mexico in 2016.

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