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“It’s a matter of justice” says state governor after Borge allegations of political persecution

Cancun, Q.R. — There is no political persecution against Roberto Borge, it is only “a matter of justice,” said Governor Carlos Joaquín González in response to the accusations made against him by the former governor, who this week, was linked to an additional crime of irregular performance of the civil service.

During the hearing, Borge Angulo, who allegedly granted five concessions irregularly in Isla Mujeres and Chetumal, said he was a persecuted politician and that the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Quintana Roo is subject to the government of Joaquín González, who stressed that in his administration, there is total independence of the Judicial Power of the State, contrary to what was experienced in the previous five-year period.

In an interview, Joaquín González said that personally “I do not persecute anyone. I think (Borge’s) is a matter of justice,” adding “I respect the comments, but this is a legal judicial issue. There is complete independence of the Judiciary and I have no influence on it.”

For other judicial processes of Roberto Borge such as money laundering and illegal use of power, Carlos Joaquín said that for the current government, it has been a very complicated situation including the recovery of the properties which were sold during the past administration at a price well below its real value, but progress is being made to do justice.

“It has been very complicated, but we have not stopped. We are moving forward and I hope we have better results than we have had,” he said.

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