Mexico's first lady says will sell house at center of scandal

November 19, 2014 6:17 AM

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Mexico's first lady says will sell house at center of scandal

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's first lady said on Tuesday she would give up a house at the center of a scandal that created a potential conflict of interest between President Enrique Pena Nieto and a company bidding for a lucrative rail contract.

The Mexican government this month abruptly cancelled a $3.75-billion high speed rail contract awarded to a consortium led by China Railway Construction Corp Ltd that featured a Mexican company known as Grupo Higa.

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