Mexican President Faces Hard Questions Over Videos of His Brother

MEXICO CITY—Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has built his political bones combating corruption, uncovered himself denying corruption allegations on Friday immediately after two movies emerged displaying his youthful brother accepting an envelope and a brown paper bag stuffed whole of funds in 2015 for the president’s political movement.

The release of the movies arrives just a working day immediately after graft allegations versus 3 former presidents rocked Mexico’s political class. The comprehensive information on alleged bribes and corruption built to prosecutors by Emilio Lozoya, the former chief of state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, appeared to give a increase to Mr. López Obrador’s political fortunes.

But the latest movies, and an accompanying audio recording, could establish to be at the very least a non permanent reversal of fortune for the president. The leftist nationalist vowed to conclude Mexico’s deep-seated corruption and rode a wave of popular disgust with the prior federal government to electricity in 2018.

On Friday, the president reported that he viewed as the broadcast of the movies to be a response from his political foes to the leak of Mr. Lozoya’s grievance to neighborhood media. The income handed to his brother ended up “contributions” of about $90,000 to assistance fork out his fledgling political movement’s running fees, Mr. López Obrador extra.

Mr. López Obrador reported the movies ought to be handed to federal prosecutors to examine, and that his brother and the man he was proven meeting ought to be referred to as to solution concerns.