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According to a report published in the Latinus portal, the company Litoral Laboratorios Industriales, owned by Felipa Obrador, received close to 365 million pesos (US$ 18.43 million) in contracts awarded by Pemex during the current administration.
The publication mentions that, according to information obtained through transparency, this year the company won, along with other companies, three contracts for 133 million pesos (US$6.71 million) each to perform chemical work in Pemex Exploration and Production facilities.
It also details that in 2019 it won a joint proposal with the company Marinsa de Mexico in which it obtained a contract for 231 million pesos (US$11.66 million) to inject chemical products into wells in waters off the Yucatan peninsula, valid until December 2022.
The report also states that the company of the President’s cousin has also won direct awards with the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), Airports and Auxiliary Services, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE).
This is the second scandal linked to close relatives of the president, after a few months ago, the same news portal released two videos from 2015 in which Pío López Obrador appears to be receiving money from David León, who years later was named national coordinator of Civil Protection.
The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, was the one who announced this Friday that in the coming days Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will report on the alleged contracts that favor his first cousin, Felipa Obrador.
Questioned on the subject at the press conference from the National Palace, Lopez Obrador said he had no “exact” knowledge of the controversy.