Ambassador Ricardo Valero was caught stealing
Ricardo Valero Recio Becerra was recorded stealing a book in Buenos Aires - Photo: Diego Simón Sánchez/EL UNIVERSAL

Ambassador Ricardo Valero was caught stealing

09/12/2019
11:02
Mexico City
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Ambassador Ricardo Valero was caught stealing

Everything indicates that the government will have to prove something is being done in regards to corruption. The embarrassing case on the Mexican ambassador in Argentina, Ricardo Valero Recio Becerra, who was recorded stealing a book in Buenos Aires, would have to result in his firing. Yesterday, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said there will be zero tolerance to dishonesty and if the accusations are proven, the diplomat will be fired. We've been told that evidence is overwhelming and that the situation is quite complicated. Nevertheless, President López Obrador could benefit from the case, so that he personally announces the ambassador's termination, who stole a book with a price under MXN $200. Moreover, we've been told the federal government rescued Valero Recio and has the President's sympathy, which might make the message more effective.

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No peace at Morena

Last weekend, during the presentation of Mexico City mayor's report, Claudia Sheinbaum, Yeidckol Polevnsky and Bertha Luján were present. They were both seated close to each other but weren't friendly. A month ago, at the request of Sheinbaum, they met and recorded a video to say there is an agreement and that they would organize a congress in late November but it's now December and nothing has happened. Polevnsky was then accused of not fulfilling her word and not organizing a congress.

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