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Panama Papers - The Power Players
President of Mexico (2012-present); Governor of the state of Mexico (2005-2011)

Enrique Peña Nieto

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Juan Armando Hinojosa, who has been called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's "favorite contractor," runs a well-connected business empire that secured at least $750 million in business with government agencies. Controversy broke out when it was revealed in late 2014 that first lady and former soap opera star Angélica Rivera was in the process of buying a $7 million mansion for the presidential family that was built by one of Hinojosa's companies and registered under the name of the firm. Reacting to criticism, Rivera disclosed she secured a $4 million, eight-year loan from one of Hinojosa's companies and made 30 percent down payment in January 2012, using her own money, almost a year before her husband became president. In her response, she made a commitment to sell the house. But in August 2015, a government spokesman said Rivera would wait for an inquiry on a possible conflict of interest to wrap up before proceeding with the sale. That same month the Secretariat of Public Function said that there was no conflict of interest in the purchase of the house and exonerated Peña Nieto.

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Throughout the summer and fall of 2015, not long after the controversy over the Casa Blanca, Mossack Fonseca helped Hinojosa create three trusts to take over accounts worth approximately $100 million previously held in banks. Hinojosa was the primary beneficiary of the trusts, nominally controlled by his mother and mother-in-law. His wife and children were named beneficiaries in the event of his death . His network was complex, with nine entities set up in three different jurisdictions — New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.


Hinojosa did not respond to repeated requests for comment. A representative for Hinojosa said he was on vacation where there is poor phone coverage.
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