Olympic equestrian tycoon saddles up to join Mexican leftist’s cabinet

Alfonso Romo, top economic adviser and chief of staff nominee of Mexico's leftist presidential election front-runner, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, speaks during an interview in Mexico City, Mexico July 5, 2018. Picture taken July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s new chief of staff is a tycoon and former Olympic equestrian show-jumper whose gamble on Mexico’s leftist president-elect paid off politically, but who must now tread carefully to avoid conflicts of interest. Once one of Mexico’s wealthiest men, Alfonso Romo slipped down the rich list as a […]

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