Did Mexico’s President Plagiarize His Law School Thesis?

08/23/16 The Atlantic

A US cable claimed Televisa gave the Mexico State governor Enrique Peña Nieto wide coverageIn 1991, Enrique Peña Nieto was not yet the president of Mexico. He was a student with a 200-page undergraduate law thesis to turn in—one he is now accused of plagiarizing.

One of Mexico’s top investigative journalists, Carmen Aristegui, published an article Sunday that says Peña Nieto lifted nearly one-third of his thesis. A group of academics reviewed all 682 paragraphs of the piece, titled “Mexican Presidentialism and Alvaro Obregon,” and found Peña Nieto plagiarized 197 paragraphs from 10 authors, and incorrectly cited them in 57 more.

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