Mexico Prosectors Seek to Block Legal Shields for Outgoing Governors

07/11/16 The Wall Street Journal

DuarteMEXICO CITY—Mexico’s federal attorney general’s office filed a constitutional challenge Monday before the Supreme Court to block legislation in two states that critics say would keep several outgoing state governors and former officials from facing prosecution on corruption-related charges.

In jointly announcing the move, a senior federal prosecutor and a spokesman for President Enrique Peña Nieto said the state legislation was in conflict with the national anticorruption system approved last year with changes to the constitution.

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