‘Money has never interested me’: Mexican President shows near empty wallet

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Mexico’s President has just $23,000 in the bank and virtually no other assets.

  • AFP – SBS

Mexico’s austerity-crusader President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday his official declaration contained virtually no assets, showing his nearly empty wallet to reporters as evidence.

Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment leftist who took office last month, has delighted supporters – but also fueled criticism – with his aggressive austerity measures.

They include slashing his own salary, disbanding the presidential security detail and flying commercial airlines for…

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