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Mexico bars former cabinet secretary from holding office

In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray gives a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, not shown, in Mexico City. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Image via AP, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has barred former Treasury and Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray from holding public office there for 10 years.

The country’s anti-corruption office said Tuesday he failed to accurately report his holdings, income or properties for three years between 2012 and 2016.

Videgaray is currently a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.

He is considered the political figure closest to former President Enrique Peña Nieto, in whose 2012-2018 administration he served.

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