The cost of an unwanted guest

09/10/16 The Economist

6809783313_97b163bfee_oTO SAY things have been going badly for Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, would be an understatement. Recent embarrassments include allegations that a Miami-based company paid property taxes for his wife, revelations that he plagiarised part of his university thesis and an ill-judged rendezvous with Donald Trump. On September 7th Mr Peña tried to put the unpleasantness behind him by accepting the resignation of the finance minister, Luis Videgaray, his most important deputy, who had hopes of becoming president in 2018.

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