Mexican President Faces Hard Questions Over Videos of His Brother

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

The launch of the video clips arrives just a day right after graft allegations towards three former presidents rocked Mexico’s political class. The comprehensive information on alleged bribes and corruption built to prosecutors by Emilio Lozoya, the former main of condition oil agency Petróleos Mexicanos, appeared to give a enhance to Mr. López Obrador’s political fortunes.

But the most up-to-date video clips, and an accompanying audio recording, could establish to be at the very least a momentary reversal of fortune for the president. The leftist nationalist vowed to end Mexico’s deep-seated corruption and rode a wave of well-liked disgust with the prior federal government to energy in 2018.

On Friday, the president claimed that he viewed as the broadcast of the video clips to be a response from his political foes to the leak of Mr. Lozoya’s grievance to regional media. The income handed to his brother ended up “contributions” of about $90,000 to support pay back his fledgling political movement’s running expenditures, Mr. López Obrador additional.

Mr. López Obrador claimed the video clips must be handed to federal prosecutors to examine, and that his brother and the guy he was demonstrated meeting must be known as to remedy thoughts.