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Major Mexican Leftist Party Accused of Taking Bribe Money from Fugitive ex-Governor

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Feb 23, 2017, 9:29 am
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Yunes said he would send AMLO a copy of the agreement dating back to the 2016 political campaign in which Duarte appeared to be providing the money. (e-Consulta)

EspañolLeader of the leftist National Movement Regeneration party, also known as Morena, has been accused of receiving US $125,000 monthly from ex-Governor and fugitive Javier Duarte.

Governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Miguel Angel Yunes, announced the accusation against Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, this week.

“He says if I show him that Duarte gave him money, he will renounce politics,” Yunes said through various social media outlets. “He would do a great good to Mexico.”

Yunes said AMLO and his movement received the money in response to threats related to providing water to the residents of Coatzacoalcos, and closing valves in Yuribia.

Yunes said he would send AMLO a copy of the agreement dating back to the 2016 political campaign in which Duarte appeared to be providing the money.

 

“Ah, but I also refresh your memory of what you did in the 2016 campaign,” he said in a video. “You agreed with Duarte and Gabriel Deantes, who was the Financial Operator for Duarte and today is criminally charged for receiving money…There is a recording that we will upload in a little while longer.”

In that agreement with Duarte, AMLO’s sister-in-law, brother’s wife, Carol Jessica Moreno Torres, is allegedly named as senior officer of the Secretary of Education of Veracruz.

Source: Milenio

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

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

Colombia Launches Corruption Probes into Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas

By: Julián Villabona Galarza - Feb 23, 2017, 8:39 am
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EspañolColombia's Attorney General has opened an investigation into Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas and Isagen, a state-owned energy company. Officials are looking into funds the company raised to build roads, as well as the Cartagena Refinery (Reficar), its oil refinery . The investigation against Cárdenas began with a complaint issued by Pablo Bustos of the Network of Citizen Watchers, who claimed there were irregularities in an auction held by Isagen for Reficar. With only one alleged bidder — the Canadian company Brookfield — the Attorney General opened an investigation into Cárdenas in an attempt to determine whether there was major corruption. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   Cárdenas may have inadequately monitored the remodeling project, specifically the ways in which the firm asked for billions of dollars in advances to be able to move forward with the project. Read More: Ecuador Near Boiling Point as Opposition Demands Final Vote Count Read More: Meet Guillermo Lasso, Ecuador’s Best Hope to End a Decade of Socialist Rule The budget for the work was reportedly set at US $3.7 billion dollars, but that only a year later that money increased to $5.1 billion and increased again to 7.5 billion. Cárdenas has been strongly criticized for his handling of the economy and has even faced formal censorship accusations relatef to Isagén. Source: Revista Semana

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