Mexico’s president hopes to raffle off presidential jet

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced the latest desperate idea to sell off his predecessor’s official jet, which he says is too luxurious. López Obrador said Friday he may raffle off the plane by selling six million raffle tickets at $25 apiece. He offered to throw in a year’s free operating time in case the winner of the lottery-style scheme doesn’t have the money to operate the jet. The austerity-minded president has floated ideas for bartering the plane in exchange for U.S. medical equipment, or selling it in shares to a group of businessmen.

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