Mexico fines candidate’s party for role of influencer wife

  • FILE - In this June 7, 2021 file photo, YouTuber Mariana Rodríguez and Samuel Garcia, the newly-elected governor of Nuevo Leon, attend their victory celebration at the Macroplaza of Monterrey, in Nuevo Leon state, Mexico. Mexico’s electoral agency has fined Garcia $2.75 million, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife’s social media posts. Garcia and his wife slammed that decision Thursday, July 22, 2021, claiming that regulators were treating Rodriguez like an object with a price. (AP Photo/Roberto Martinez, File)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s electoral agency fined the party of a state gubernatorial candidate $2.75 million Thursday, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife’s social media posts.

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