Mexico Issues Arrest Warrant for Veracruz State Governor Javier Duarte

10/19/16 The Wall Street Journal

DuarteMEXICO CITY—Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant on charges of racketeering and the use of illegally obtained funds for Javier Duarte, the governor of Mexico’s third-largest state, a top federal government official said Wednesday.

An official from Mexico’s Attorney General’s office said the whereabouts was unknown of Mr. Duarte, who last week took a leave of absence as governor of the oil-rich state of Veracruz to face the accusations. He was last heard from on Oct. 13, according to Flavino Rios, the acting governor who is sitting in for Mr. Duarte.

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