Mexico’s new attorney general sworn in to office

10/27/16 The Indian Express

A former Mexican senator and law professor has been sworn in as the federal attorney general. Members of Mexico’s Senate confirmed former colleague Raul Cervantes with an 82-3 vote in a fast-track session Wednesday, a day after he was nominated.

Cervantes replaces Arely Gomez, who weathered one of the roughest periods for Mexico’s top prosecutor in the wake of the disappearance of 43 college students in 2014.

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