Mexico official avoids ax over eatery

AFP-JIJI

The head of Mexico’s consumer protection agency has avoided the ax despite a scandal over his daughter’s attempt to have a restaurant shut down for denying her the table she wanted to dine at.

After a probe ordered by President Enrique Pena Nieto, the government announced Thursday that four officials from the Profeco agency will be temporarily suspended over the incident, but that there was no cause to punish its chief, Humberto Benitez.

The anticorruption ministry also opened disciplinary proceedings against civil servants who ordered and participated in the inspection of the restaurant, Maximo Bistrot, on April 26.