Veracruz Governor Gets Kicked Out of Institutional Revolution Party

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Oct 26, 2016, 11:17 am
Javier Duarte
Javier Duarte is a “persona non grata,” according to PRI. (Duarte)

EspañolGovernor of Veracruz, Mexico Javier Duarte was officially removed from the Institutional Revolution Party (PRI) this Tuesday, October 25 by resolution of the Commission of Justice, which argued that he could no longer exercise his role as a public official.

The now ex-governor is no longer part of the PRI party, according to Spokesperson for the commission, Senator Arturo Zamora.

Zamora said that Duarte intends to join the National Electoral Institute, making it even clearer that he is no longer part of PRI.

The senator also said that due to Duarte’s actions, PRI was not losing anyone of value, but rather expelling someone who is persona non grata.

“He violated the code of ethics and with his bad performance as Governor of Veracruz he also violated provisions of the Justice Department that affected the rights and interests of the military, as well as his party,” the senator told El Universal. 


Duarte will be given a hearing and a defense, as is his right, but it has not yet been filed. Officials have already start the process to take away his rights of militancy.

Source: El Universal

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

Educator by trade, social-media apprentice, activist for a democratic Honduras, and free thinker. Follow her on Twitter @NenaToledo.

Mexico Close to Bottom of World Rule of Law Ranking

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Oct 26, 2016, 9:38 am
The rule of law in Mexico is ranked below Belice, Guyana and El Salvador (Presidencia de México)

EspañolThe quality of the rule of law in Mexico ranks 88 out of 133 countries, according to a study conducted by the World Justice Project (WJP). As revealed in its 2016 Rule of Law Index, Mexico ranked below the Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, El Salvador and Kyrgyzstan. This despite that Mexico has the world's 13th largest economy. The first three places were occupied Denmark, Norway and Finland, while Afghanistan, Cambodia and Venezuela ranked last. Mexico placed among the 30 worst countries worldwide in six out of the eight indicators, which were balance of power, combating corruption, transparency, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory efforts, civil justice and criminal justice. Read more: Mexico on Alert over Arrival of 50,000 Haitian Immigrants Read more: Kidnapping in Mexico: A Rising Scourge Across Five States Of these, criminal justice was the country's lowest ranking, at 108. The Mexican criminal justice system is poor, the report said, among the 10 worst in the world. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); }); In terms of civil justice, Mexico is located at position 101. In this category, Mexico was overtaken by countries like Honduras, Madagascar and Uganda. In Latin America, the rule of law in Mexico was ranked at position 24 of 30. It fell below Belize, Guyana and El Salvador, but beat Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Source: The Huffington Post México

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