MADRID, Feb. 14 (.) –
The eldest son of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has come out against the suspicions of corruption that weigh on him and has defended that he is “a private citizen”, without any “interference” in the current Government and that he remains “one hundred percent” thanks to their work.
José Ramón López Beltrán has been singled out for an alleged life of luxury that would contrast with the austerity that his father preaches, in particular for a house where he would have lived in Houston (Texas), owned by a former manager linked to the Mexican oil company Pemex.
“I hope that José Ramón answers, he’s grown up, what he lives on,” the president said on Friday, at a press conference in which he exhibited the salary of the journalist who revealed the information and charged again against the “mercenaries” of the press. According to López Obrador, “there is no conflict of interest” and everything is a “set-up”.
López Beltrán has responded to the accusations with a statement in which he claims to be a “private citizen”. Thus, he has assured that in 2018 he moved with his family to the United States to practice law and currently works as an advisor for the firm KEI Partners, from which all his income comes.
“I have no interference in the Government of Mexico (…) There was not and there will be no conflict of interest,” emphasized the son of the Mexican president, who has also asked for respect for the “private life” of both him and his family .