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US Court Accuses Ex-Mexican Governor of Laundering US $30 Million through Texas Real Estate

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Apr 19, 2017, 3:02 pm
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Former mexican governor Hernandez allegedly received bribes from Gulf Cartels and Los Zetas which he used to buy properties in McAllen and Austin, Texas. (Youtube)

EspañolA United States Court is accusing a former Mexican governor of money laundering.

Former Governor of the State of Tamaulipas Eugenio Hernández Flores is accused of laundering approximately US $30 million made from criminal activities.

However, in Mexico, Hernández is still free and without charge, in addition to having all his rights as an active member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

In 2015, seven of Hernandez’s properties in the United States were seized followed by 10 more in Quintana Roo when the Attorney General’s Office in Mexico started an investigation that has since seen little to no progress.

The first arrest warrant against him was issued by a Texas court in 2015 but it had no effect in Mexico because, according to authorities, they “have not received any request for a provisional detention.”

 

“The former governor of Tamaulipas is accused of conspiring to launder money and helping to facilitate illegal money transfer operations,” a court document issued by Texas authorities said on May 27, 2015.

On February 8, the same Texas court made a second request for an arrest warrant on account of money laundering and bank fraud accusations.

PRI is reportedly part of a network that used bribes from the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas to acquire real estate in the cities of McAllen and Austin.

Hernandez’s  administration also left US $450 million in debt for the state of Tamaulipas, as well as growing criminal organizations, like the Gulf Cartels and Los Zetas.

Source: Sin Embargo

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

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

Mexico Is Ready for NAFTA Renegotiation Talks This Summer, Border Wall Not On the Table

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Apr 19, 2017, 1:56 pm
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EspañolRenegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will begin this summer, according to Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso. "Mexico is a sovereign nation that believes in the rule of law, international law," he said, "which faces a process of constructive dialogue in good faith, in pursuit of an integral debate." googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   As for the current relations between Mexico and the United States, Videgaray asaid that it is "deep, with contrasts and complexities" but that there are opportunities for growth if the dialogue remains authentic. He also said that there has been progress in establishing specific negotiation objectives and the limits of NAFTA. https://twitter.com/LVidegaray/status/854403782343499776 Tweet: At a work meeting with the Mexican Embassy's team in Spain, at the beginning of our visit to the Binational Commission. "We are going to face this calmly, confidently, fearlessly," he said. "We know how important the United States is, but we also know how important Mexico is for that country. We know we're going to get a good start, and we want to start soon." Read More: Common Objections to Skeptics of Trump’s Immigration Ban, Answered Read More: Protecting Maduro, Santos Turns his Back on Colombians As for the construction of the border wall between Mexico and the United States, the foreign minister had a stern comment to make as well: "I want to make it clear that the continuation of that wall, that is already 600 kilometers long, is not a subject of bilateral relations," he said. "Mexico has not and will not sit down to talk to the United States about that issue, and will not contribute to that in any way. " Source: López Dóriga Digital

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