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Get Your Lamborghini From Mexico's Government. Going Cheap

  • Government to auction seized cars on Sunday at Los Pinos
  • AMLO names Institute to Return Stolen Goods to the People
A woman looks at a painting and photos at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City.
A woman looks at a painting and photos at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City.Photographer: Claudio Cruz/AFP via Getty Images
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If getting rid of Mexico’s Air Force One and flying commercial wasn’t enough, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is bolstering his man-of-the-people image by auctioning off luxury cars seized from criminals to anyone who wants to participate.

And where better to hold this public auction than at Los Pinos, the former presidential mansion in Mexico City that Lopez Obrador already converted into a cultural center. The proceeds from the sale will go to two poor towns in the southern state of Oaxaca. Registration to participate costs a little over $5.