Why it matters that Mexico’s president is a plagiarist

08/26/16 Houston Chronicle

A US cable claimed Televisa gave the Mexico State governor Enrique Peña Nieto wide coverageA report by one of Mexico’s top investigative journalists finds that President Enrique Peña Nieto plagiarized nearly a third of his undergraduate law thesis, including pilfering large tracts from one of his predecessors.

The report, released by Carmen Aristegui on her website Sunday night, claims Peña lifted at least 197 paragraphs from writers and historians, and failed to give attribution. Peña’s office said the lack of citation was simply “style errors” and that the president had fulfilled the requirements to graduate from Mexico’s Panamerican University in 1991.

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