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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:02 PM

Mexico: ruling party used $5.2 million cash cards

Source: Associated Press

Mexico: ruling party used $5.2 million cash cards
Published Thu, Jan 24, 2013 06:03 PM
Modified Thu, Jan 24, 2013 07:25 PM
The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute has confirmed that President Enrique Pena Nieto's party spent about $5.2 million through electronic cash cards during last year's presidential campaign.

While opposition parties had charged the money represented illicit campaign financing, the institute said it found no evidence of that.

Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party has said the money was used for normal party personnel expenses, but the funds aroused suspicion, because the money appeared to have been triangulated through several shadowy companies instead of being disbursed directly from party coffers. Opponents also said they suspected that corporations may have used the cards to make campaign donations, something that is prohibited under Mexican law.

The institute's board voted 5-4 late Wednesday that the funding did not necessarily represent a campaign violation, though critics said the institute, known as the IFE, did not take the trouble to investigate thoroughly where the money came from.






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Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #2
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Jan 2013 #4
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:07 PM

1. Mexico has come a long way. It used to be tortas.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:55 PM

3. And coca cola.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:54 PM

2. Oh my....shocked that it took the AP this long

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:27 PM

4. They should look at what Rmoney

and Rove handed out. To Say nothing of the Koch $uckers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:00 AM

5. small potatos next to the 'troughs of citizens united'

 

still pretty bizarre way of doing 'business'

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