Expo '92 cover-up exposed

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A government audit of Spain's Expo '92 - a showcase of the former ruling Socialists - has determined it lost 35 billion pesetas ($230 million) and that the books had been cooked to show the World's Fair was profitable.

The findings of the Accounts Tribunal, reported on Friday by the state news agency EFE, brought an immediate call for a parliamentary investigation. There was no immediate reaction from the Socialists, who were ousted from power in the 1996 elections amid a string of scandals.

-AP, Madrid