Mexican President Accused of Plagiarizing Law School Thesis

August 23, 2016

An article by an investigative journalist reports that Mexico’s president plagiarized nearly a third of his law school thesis, The New York Times reported. The article by the investigative journalist, Carmen Aristegui, cites a report by academics who reviewed Enrique Peña Nieto’s approximately 200-page thesis and found that he appropriated the work of at least 10 authors without attribution. A spokesman for the president attributed similarities between his work and that of other authors to "style errors," such as a failure to quote passages correctly. Peña Nieto attended Panamerican University from 1984 until 1989 and submitted the thesis in 1991.

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