A federal government contractor built a 7 million dollar mansion for Enrique Peña Nieto’s family. This is the English version of Aristegui Noticias’ special report, “La casa blanca de Enrique Peña Nieto.”
On November 6th, 2014, the Mexican Government abruptly canceled bidding for construction on the Mexico-Querétaro high-speed train line, which had already been awarded to a consortium led by a Chinese state enterprise, China Railway Construction Corporation, and three Mexican firms linked to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“Constructora Teya” was one of these firms, part of “Higa Group,” a company that made millions in profits in public works for the State of Mexico when Peña Nieto was the governor.
Higa Group’s president, Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, also rented airplanes to the PRI during the 2012 presidential campaign through its other subsidiary, “Eolo Plus.”
Nonetheless, there is one thing that shows the tight relationship between Peña Nieto and Higa Group… A house in Lomas de Chapultepec, one of Mexico City’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Read full report.