Mexico’s governing party strips governor of party support

09/26/16 The Washington Post

Javier_Duarte_de_OchoaMEXICO CITY — An internal committee of Mexico’s governing party said Monday that it decided to strip party rights from one of its state governors under federal investigation for corruption.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party’s national justice committee said in a statement Monday it removed the party rights of Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte and six other party members.

Last week, the federal Attorney General’s Office announced that it was taking over two corruption investigations involving the outgoing governor. Duarte and others were being investigated for illegal enrichment, embezzlement and breach of duty.

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