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Pena Nieto Won’t Show Home Payment Proof Before Audit Result

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(Bloomberg) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto talks about economic and fiscal policies, the performance of central bank Governor Agustin Carstens and the fight against illegal drugs. Pena Nieto, speaking with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait in Brussels on Thursday, also discussed a federal probe into home purchases by him and his wife. (Pena Nieto's remarks are translated to English. Source: Bloomberg)

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto declined on Thursday to immediately disclose records showing how he and his wife acquired homes that are the subject of an investigation overshadowing his administration.

He said that the federal probe into whether government contractors obtained an unfair advantage after selling homes to him and first lady Angelica Rivera would vindicate the couple. Pena Nieto added he saw no reason to short-circuit that process and release documents showing that they paid for the homes.