Borge extradition to Mexico plagued with legal delays Mexico Political 

Borge extradition to Mexico plagued with legal delays

Cancun, Q.R. — The process for Panamanian authorities to extradite the ex-governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, to Mexico depends on pending responses from the Supreme Court of Justice of Panama. The proceeding is pending the resolution of three writs of habeas corpus and the evidence in the incident of objections to extradition, according to statements by defense attorney Sidney Sittón. All legal actions take place in the Court, appeals before magistrates and the incident in the Second Criminal Chamber, he reported. On September 15, the government of Panama…

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Ex-former secretary of Urban Development under Borge pleads guilty Mexico Political 

Ex-former secretary of Urban Development under Borge pleads guilty

Cancun, Q.R. — The former secretary of Urban Development for the government of Roberto Borge Mauricio Rodríguez Marrufo, has admitted to being a co-participant in the diversion of resources against the public administration for more than 39 million pesos. By choosing to bring an abbreviated trial in accordance with the new criminal procedures, the judge declared Rodríguez Marrufo as “confessed and guilty”, ordering him to restore 100 percent of the damages and will sentence him to the minimum imprisonment time in accordance with the criminal legislation. The anti-corruption prosecutor of Quintana Roo, Rosaura Villanueva Arzápalo, accepted that…

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Trump’s popularity, presidential qualifications bottom out in Mexico Mexico Political 

Trump’s popularity, presidential qualifications bottom out in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — As the one-year mark passes for Donald Trump being America’s president, a new study shows that his popularity among the Mexican people has plummeted. Data from the Latinobarómetro 2017 study reveals that the once favorable opinion that Mexicans had toward the United States has fallen from 77 percent to 48 percent since Trump took office. It is now one year since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Throughout that year, the image of the country has worsened notably in Mexico as well as the image of the American president….

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Borge lawyer claims torture, inhuman treatment in Panama prison Mexico Political 

Borge lawyer claims torture, inhuman treatment in Panama prison

Mexico City, Mexico — Former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge, denounces being a victim of torture and inhuman treatment with those who seek to force him to relinquish his right to defense in Panama, where he remains in prison. Borge’s defense lawyer, Sidney Sittón, says he has never seen such humiliating treatment of a person saying that these actions are intended to push Borge to make a decision to waive his right to defense. Defence lawyer Sydney Sittón has mentioned that his client Roberto Borge suffers from torture and inhuman treatment where he…

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Borge sues Panama, files with American human rights court Mexico Political 

Borge sues Panama, files with American human rights court

Cancun, Q.R. — Former state governor Roberto Borge has filed a lawsuit against the state of Panama for human rights violations. Members of the Borge legal team also filed the suit with Inter-American Court of Human Rights based in Washington, DC. This is an extension of the lawsuit his team has filed against the state of Panama for what Borge calls, violations against his human rights. Two Borge lawyers, Arturo González Basso and Sidney Sitton, say they have presented evidence before the Inter-American Court of human rights violations against Roberto Borge, who…

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A fourth criminal complaint filed against ex-mayor Mexico Political 

A fourth criminal complaint filed against ex-mayor

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Officials of the city of Playa del Carmen have filed another criminal complaint against former municipal mayor, Mauricio Góngora Escalante. The latest in a string of complaints filed against ex-municipality and state officials alleges the ex-mayor diverted millions of peso of public resources using fake suppliers. More precisely, Góngora Escalante is accused of diverting public resources via the administration of Román Quian Alcocer by inventing suppliers for charging fake services for City Hall with false tax address. The latest criminal complaint filed with the PGR is for 47 million peso,…

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150 MILLION PESO BAIL SET FOR EX-OFFICIAL Mexico Political 

150 million peso bail set for ex-official

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An extraordinary bail has been set for an ex-official of Quintana Roo who was recently arrested in Playa del Carmen. Former director of Expendables, Felipe de Jesus Castillo Meseta, was taken into custody September 24 after current municipal authorities filed a complaint against him for the diversion of more than 200 million peso of municipal funds. After a case assessment, the judge set bail for 150 million peso saying that after the review, he felt Castillo Meseta had a high degree of participation in the charges against…

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Borge begins hunger strike, lawyers claim psychological torture  Mexico Political 

Borge begins hunger strike, lawyers claim psychological torture 

Cancun, Q.R. — Roberto Borge began a hunger strike last week which he claims is due to the subhuman conditions of his new location. The ex-governor of Quintana Roo was moved from El Renacer prison where he’s been held since his arrest in June. Since being labeled a flight risk, Borge was relocated to national headquarters in Panama where he remains until his extradition to Mexico. However, Borge’s legal team says the ex-governor is suffering psychological torture since the relocation. Borge defense lawyer Arturo González Basso stated that his client is…

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