A few years ago, during an interview that never ran in Mexico, Univisión anchor Jorge Ramos asked Peña Nieto about the circumstances surrounding the death of his first wife. “How did she die?” Ramos asked. Smiling the whole time, Peña Nieto mumbled and stumbled. “Look, at the time, it was explained. It happened all of a sudden … For two years, she’d been sick with … something … it was something like … the thing was … I forgot the … eeeeh … the name of the illness.” “Epilepsy,” said Ramos. “Epilepsy!” said Peña Nieto, still smiling. “It was probably epilepsy. Something … it was similar to epilepsy. Unfortunately, at some point when I wasn’t with her, she had a seizure from something like that. When I found her in her bedroom, she was practically dead already.” Then he repeated that everything was amply explained at the time — “in medical terms that I couldn’t explain” — by a doctor.