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Mexico president says first lady will clear up concerns over multimillion-dollar family home

  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, released by G20 Australia, President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera Hurtado arrive at Brisbane Airport ahead of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. President Pena Nieto said Tuesday Nov. 18, that the first lady will clarify questions about a multimillion-dollar home that has raised concerns about possible conflict of interest, even as his government grapples with protests over the disappearance of 43 teachers college students. (AP Photo/G20 Australia, Patrick Hamilton, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, released by G20 Australia, President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera Hurtado arrive at Brisbane Airport ahead of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. President Pena Nieto said Tuesday Nov. 18, that the first lady will clarify questions about a multimillion-dollar home that has raised concerns about possible conflict of interest, even as his government grapples with protests over the disappearance of 43 teachers college students. (AP Photo/G20 Australia, Patrick Hamilton, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this YouTube video posted in the personal website of Mexico's first lady, Angelica Rivera on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014, the wife of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto talks as she tries to clarify a scandal over her purchase of a mansion from a government contractor, saying she used her own money in the deal and plans to put her stake in the $4 million home up for sale to avoid any doubts. (AP Photo/YouTube via www.angelicarivera.com)

    In this YouTube video posted in the personal website of Mexico's first lady, Angelica Rivera on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014, the wife of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto talks as she tries to clarify a scandal over her purchase of a mansion from a government contractor, saying she used her own money in the deal and plans to put her stake in the $4 million home up for sale to avoid any doubts. (AP Photo/YouTube via www.angelicarivera.com)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during an event announcing World Bank support for Mexico's Prospera social net program at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Mexico's first lady said late Tuesday that she will sell her interest in a personal home built and still owned by a company that has gained millions in contracts under the president, an apparent effort to quell a conflict-of-interest scandal that has surrounded the couple. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during an event announcing World Bank support for Mexico's Prospera social net program at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Mexico's first lady said late Tuesday that she will sell her interest in a personal home built and still owned by a company that has gained millions in contracts under the president, an apparent effort to quell a conflict-of-interest scandal that has surrounded the couple. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

Mexico's president says his wife will clarify questions about a multimillion-dollar family home that has raised concerns about a possible conflict of interest.

Enrique Pena Nieto says reports on the Mexico City mansion have created "countless versions and falsehoods."

The website of journalist Carmen Aristegui was the first to report on the home, which was registered in the name of a company that has benefited from public works contracts. The government later said it belonged to first lady Angelica Rivera, a former actress.

The president said Tuesday that in recent protests against his government, he perceives an "orchestrated effort to destabilize" reforms that he is pushing.