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Anti-Graft Champion AMLO Finds Brother in Way of Mexico Crusade

  • Videos show the president’s brother receiving cash in 2015
  • AMLO said money was used to fund his party’s operative costs
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said prosecutors should investigate his brother after two videos surfaced showing him receiving cash, a revelation that threatens to hurt the government’s anti-corruption stance.

The cash handed to his brother was money used to fund operative costs including gasoline for the president’s Morena party, Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, said on Friday, adding that he didn’t know if the resources were declared to the electoral authority as typically required. The recordings were done in 2015 and aren’t likely to involve government money, he said.