Who lives in this palace of pricey if questionable taste, dubbed the White House?
According to a new report, none other than President Enrique Peña Nieto and his soap-star wife, Angelica Rivera.
He never paid for it, however. It belongs to a wealthy entrepreneur who was recently awarded one of the most lucrative public-works contracts in recent Mexican history, according to a months-long investigation published Sunday by a team of reporters led by prominent journalist Carmen Aristegui.
Quid pro quo? That is the suggestion from Aristegui’s report.
Aware the investigation was in the works, Peña Nieto’s government abruptly canceled the contract — a $4-billion deal to build a bullet train — on Friday. Yanking an already awarded bid was an unheard of move, commentators said.