Mexican government granted international extradition for Borge Mexico Political 

Mexican government granted international extradition for Borge

Mexico City, Mexico — The government of Mexico has been granted its extradition request for the ex-governor of Quintana Roo. The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), has reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama has granted Mexico its extradition request. They also said that they have notified Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo of its decision, that the Mexican government has been granted their international extradition in order for him to face criminal proceedings that are instituted against him for crimes allegedly…

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Trump takes a week to offer Mexico condolences Mexico Political 

Trump takes a week to offer Mexico condolences

Mexico City, Mexico — US President Donald Trump offers condolences to Mexico nearly a week after the country suffered both a hurricane and earthquake. The 8.2 earthquake hit the Pacific side of Mexico the night of September 7, only days after the country deployed truckloads of army, medical personnel and supplies to the hurricane devastated United States. Hurricane Katia hit Mexico’s east coast the next day, destroying many areas in and around Veracurz as well as killing two. It was nearly a week later before the US president called Mexico’s…

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Two more criminal charges filed against ex-officials Mexico Playa del Carmen Political 

Two more criminal charges filed against ex-state officials

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two additional criminal complaints have been filed against ex-state leaders as Quintana Roo awaits the return of its previous governor through an extradition order. The latest criminal complaints are for the alleged diversion of between 300 and 400 million peso. Municipal president Cristina Torres Gómez says the irregularities were discovered through an audit of public accounts. She says they have a “very firm” administrative procedure for finding irregularities committed in the previous government, which has resulted in the addition of two more criminal complaints filed by the State Superior Audit. Torres…

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DACA program mexico news Mexico Mexico City Political 

Mexico will not abandon dreamers says Videgaray

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico says it will not abandon “dreamers”, endorsing its commitment to Mexicans affected by the recent rescinding of the American DACA program. Earlier in the month, the American Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Foreign Minister, made an announcement during a press conference at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los  Angeles noting that he’s aware that “dreamers” want to remain the United States, nevertheless emphasized that the administration of Pena Nieto…

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Borge and legal team dished another setback Mexico Political 

Borge and legal team deal with another setback

Cancun, Q.R. — Borge and his legal team deal with another setback as their latest attempt to halt extradition to Mexico has failed. Roberto Borge received a new setback in Panama after Wednesday’s Supreme Court rejected a legal recourse through which the former governor sought to halt the extradition process to Mexico where he awaits trial on irregularities during his administration. The Supreme Court of Justice denied Borge a habeas corpus presented by the defense of the former state governor, who has been detained in Panama since June 4 after attempting…

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Prototype of Trump's wall for end of October Political 

Prototype of Trump’s border wall for end of October

A prototype of the wall Trump intends to build to separate the US from Mexico could be complete by the end of October. Acting deputy commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection, Ronald Vitiello, said construction of the prototype is expected to begin in a few weeks. Once finished, the prototype border wall will be tested for its anti-climbing ability, resistance to tampering and its penetrability of small tools as well as aesthetics. “There’s a more holistic view here,” Vitiello said. “This is a much safer environment than what…

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More than two dozen new charges filed against ex-state officials Mexico Political 

More than two dozen new charges filed against ex-state officials

Mexico City, Mexico — As audits of the previous government of Quintana Roo continue, more complaints are filed, totaling over 11 billion peso. The Superior Audit of the State of Quintana Roo (Aseqroo) says that 27 more criminal complaints against a total of 84 former state and municipal officials of the past administration has been filed. Accounting irregularities for the years of 2015 and 2016 amount to more than 11 billion peso. An auditor of Aseqroo, Manuel Palacios Herrera, announced the results of the audits that the state congress requested from the public…

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Mexico offers aid to Texas, Trump tweets about wall Political 

Mexico offers aid to Texas, Trump tweets about wall

Mexico City, Mexico — In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Mexican government offers its support to the United States “as good neighbors should always do in trying times.” Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke by telephone, with Mexico offering to help Texas deal with the disaster. Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, the Mexican consulate general in Austin, says he’s in constant communication with the governor’s office to determine how Mexico can best help. “As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this difficult moment,” Gonzalez…

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