Hacker says he rigged Mexico’s 2012 election of Enrique Pena Nieto

Peña Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party or PRI paid him $600,000, the hacker said.
Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party or PRI paid him $600,000, the hacker said.

By Oscar Balderas and Nathaniel Janowitz / Vice News

An imprisoned Colombian hacker, Andrés Sepúlveda, claims he fraudulently helped Enrique Peña Nieto win Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, as well as manipulate elections in eight additional countries across Latin America.

Sepúlveda’s interview with Bloomberg Businessweek caused a stir throughout Latin America, as well as the United States, particularly for the alleged involvement of Juan Jose Rendón, a Miami-based political consultant who, Bloomberg wrote, has been called the Karl Rove of Latin America for his dark influence on right-wing politics.

And according to the campaign manager for the candidate whom Peña Nieto beat, cybercrimes of the sort Sepúlveda alleged are still happening in Mexican politics.

https://news.vice.com/article/hacker-mexico-latin-america-rendon-sepulveda-bloomberg-elections

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