Mexico conflict of interest scandal snares finance minister

December 12, 2014 6:56 PM

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Mexico conflict of interest scandal snares finance minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister on Friday denied he faced a conflict of interest after he became embroiled in a scandal engulfing President Enrique Peña Nieto, and welcomed an investigation into his purchase of a home from a government contractor.

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Finance Minister Luis Videgaray had bought a house at an exclusive golf resort in the central state of Mexico from Bienes Raices H&G, which belongs to Juan Armando Hinojosa. Hinojosa's companies have won hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of pub...

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