Courier for Mexican cartel pleads guilty to money laundering

08/24/2022

Source: The Washignton Post

A courier working in Virginia for one of the most violent drug cartels in Mexico pleaded guilty to a money-laundering charge on Tuesday.

Jorge Orozco-Sandoval, 35, admitted in federal court in Alexandria that he dropped off nearly $320,000 in three separate installments at a Target store in Front Royal, Va., expecting the funds to be sent to Mexico to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). But he actually handed the bags of money to an undercover law enforcement officer, according to documents filed with his guilty plea.

READ MORE

Qué significa que el caso Ayotzinapa haya sido calificado de “crimen de Estado” en México y qué puede pasar ahora

24/08/2022

Fuente: BBC News

El vendaval que supuso el último informe de la Comisión para la Verdad sobre el caso Ayotzinapa dejó secuelas en México y la pregunta ahora es qué otras consecuencias tendrá. 

Solo horas después de darse a conocer el informe, se detuvo por presunta desaparición forzada y tortura al exprocurador (fiscal) general de la República, Jesús Murillo Karam, creador de la versión conocida como “verdad histórica”, que explicaba qué ocurrió con los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos en 2014 y que fue descartada años después por la investigación.

LEA MÁS

Under pressure to resign, PRI boss also under investigation for several crimes

06/16/2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

Alejandro Moreno’s tenure as national leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) – and perhaps his entire political career – appears to be hanging by a thread.

Less than a month after making headlines for a callous remark he made about journalists while governor of Campeche, Moreno, widely known as “Alito,” is facing pressure to quit as PRI chief as well as accusations of illicit enrichment, tax fraud, money laundering and other crimes.

READ MORE

AMLO urges Pemex and CFE to finish cleaning up corruption

The state-owned firms have a long history of irregularities

Date: March 18th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador sent a blunt message to the heads of Pemex and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) on Friday: immediately end any corruption that still plagues the state-owned firms.

Speaking in Minatitlán, Veracruz, at a ceremony to mark the 84th anniversary of the nationalization of the Mexican oil industry, López Obrador instructed Pemex CEO Octavio Romero and CFE director Manuel Bartlett not to give his adversaries any pretext to criticize the government.

Read More

Mexico arrests state security chief on torture charges

Date: February 2, 2022

Source: ABC News

MEXICO CITY — Federal agents arrested the security chief for the central Mexico state of Aguascalientes on Wednesday on charges of torture, state authorities said.

Porfirio Javier Sánchez Mendoza had served in the state position since 2018. Earlier he held positions in the federal Attorney General’s Office and the now disbanded Federal Police, where he was director of undercover operations.

Read More.

Journalists throughout Mexico say enough to killings and crimes against press

MEXICO CITY — Journalists across Mexico took to the streets Tuesday to condemn the killings of colleagues and demand that authorities to do more to protect news gatherers in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the press.

Date: Jan. 25th, 2022

Source: LA Times

Protesters in more than three dozen Mexican cities hoisted images of slain journalists and chanted, “You are not alone!” and “Justice!” in coordinated national actions under the heading “Journalism at Risk.” Triggering the denunciations were the slayings of two journalists within a week this month in the northern border city of Tijuana, long a bastion of organized crime, corruption and violence against the press.

Several journalists from Tijuana addressed protesters gathered outside the Interior Ministry in downtown Mexico City using a telephone and loudspeakers. “We are indignant, we are angry, and we are frightened,” said Inés García, co-founder of the Punto Norte news outlet in Tijuana. “We want and demand that we have guarantees to practice journalism. … We fear for our lives, we fear that another of our colleagues will be attacked.”

Read More

Two journalists exposing Mexico’s corruption and drug violence murdered within one week

01/19/2022

Source: The Guardian

Mexico’s embattled press corps has suffered a shattering start to the new year with the murders of two journalists who had dared chronicle their country’s slide into drug- and corruption-fuelled violence.

Margarito Martínez Esquivel, a crime reporter and photographer who often collaborated with members of the foreign media, was shot dead outside his home in the northern city of Tijuana on Monday lunchtime.

READ MORE

There is no longer corruption or nepotism in judiciary, declares chief justice

Source: Mexico News Daily

There is no longer institutionalized corruption or nepotism in the federal judiciary, Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar declared Wednesday.

Delivering his third annual report as head of the federal judicial power, Zaldívar said that corruption is no longer tolerated and that only “isolated” cases remain.

READ MORE

Former anti-corruption czar to be investigated — for corruption

Source: Mexico News Daily

Times have changed for Santiago Nieto, the former head of the federal government’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF).

Until he resigned early last month in the wake of controversy surrounding his lavish wedding celebrations in Guatemala, Nieto was one of the federal government’s leading anti-corruption crusaders.

READ MORE

Police, prison guards among those who have fled tentacles of organized crime

12/01/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Police officers, at least one member of the National Guard and a prison guard have fled to Tijuana in recent months to escape the tentacles of organized crime.

The newspaper El Universal visited a migrants’ shelter in the northern border city where approximately 10 police officers, a guardsman and a female prison guard took refuge after fleeing notoriously violent states such as Guanajuato, Guerrero and Michoacán.

READ MORE