As Mexico Finance Minister Departs, Tycoon’s Role in Government Raises Questions

7/10/19 – The New York Times

By Julia Love and Frank Jack Daniel

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At the heart of former finance minister Carlos Urzua’s abrupt exit from the Mexican government was a dispute with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s chief of staff, a millionaire who has placed business associates in influential government posts.

The friction with biotech businessman Alfonso Romo was among the differences that led to Urzua’s departure, Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

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