Mexico first lady Angélica Rivera says she will sell house at center of scandal
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Mexico first lady Angélica Rivera says she will sell house at center of scandal

Mexico’s first lady said late Tuesday that she will sell her interest in a personal home built and still owned by a company that has gained millions in contracts under President Enrique Peña Nieto, an apparent effort to quell a conflict-of-interest scandal that has surrounded the couple.

Former actress Angélica Rivera laid out her earnings as a soap opera star and explained how she came to build the multi-million-dollar home in Mexico City’s most exclusive neighborhood in a recorded video statement posted on her website.

“I have nothing to hide,” she said, adding at the end of her 7-minute address, “I have made the decision to sell my interests in the purchase contract of the house.”

Rivera said she didn’t want the house to cast any aspersions on her integrity or that of her family.

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