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Mexican president, first lady respond to controversial mansion deal




Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and first lady Angélica Rivera arrive in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 14 for the G20 summit.
Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and first lady Angélica Rivera arrive in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 14 for the G20 summit.
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In Mexico, a soap opera star and her powerful husband are embroiled in some serious daytime drama.

Actress Angelica Rivera and her husband, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, have landed in hot water over a sprawling $7 million mansion known as "The White House."

Reports have surfaced that the couple didn't pay a dime for it.

Rather, they say, the house was gifted to the First Couple by a wealthy entrepreneur who has been awarded some very big public-works contract.

Tracy Wilkinson, LA Times Bureau Chief in Mexico, reported on the latest here.