February 13, 2020 / 1:58 PM / 16 days ago

Asked about Lozoya arrest, Mexico's president says anti-corruption fight to go on

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his government must not let up in its fight against corruption, when asked about the arrest in Spain of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of state oil firm Pemex.

Lozoya, who was arrested on Wednesday and has not been seen publicly since mid-2019, is accused in Mexico of corruption related to a bribery and money laundering case involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht SA. He has denied wrongdoing.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; editing by John Stonestreet

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