The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Angelica Rivera, the first lady of Mexico are entrenched in a controversy over the luxurious house that has sparked questions ranging from influence peddling to vulgar corruption.
The property, known as “the white house”, has a value of $7 million. The problem arises because the Chinese construction company that built the house is the same one that was awarded the high speed train contract in Mexico. The China Railway Construction Corporation, were also involved in three other companies that have been linked to Nieto.
The residence was designed by Miguel Angel Aragones under the name “Casa La Palma”, and although the photos were on the website, the architect removed them today.
The house’s construction began one month before Rivera and Peña Nieto were married about four years ago and it was not on the declaration of assets made by the Mexican president when he assumed power.
He has recently said that the house is not theirs but just his wife’s, a former actress, who pays a loan on the house. (Crhoy)
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica