Have drug cartels infiltrated the soccer industry?

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Have drug cartels infiltrated the soccer industry?
Drug cartels have infiltrated several businesses, including sports - Photo: Federico Proietti/AP
English 21/11/2019 11:22 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 11:28
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Have drug cartels infiltrated the soccer industry?

Today's Mexico's soccer league will be all over the news. We've been told that soccer executives will sign an agreement with the Financial Intelligence Unit, led by Santiago Nieto, to detect and report illicit resources in soccer teams. This is an effort to modernize the Mexican soccer league but also prevents the enforcement of expired ownership of soccer teams, as it has been the case in several South American teams that were linked to drug cartels and criminal groups.

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The army fully supports the President

Yesterday, during the celebrations to commemorate the Mexican Revolution, the army sent a political message. The Defense Minister, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, gave a traditional speech to reaffirm the armed forces' loyalty to the President but also stated that the army supports López Obrador's project and reminded people that President López Obrador was elected through a democratic and transparent process. The words said by Minister Sandoval become more relevant after a speech given by general Carlos Gaytán, where he questioned the decisions made by President López Obrador, especially after the failed arrest of Ovidio Guzmán. Did Sandoval send a message to Gaytán?

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More Bolivian asylum seekers

Evo Morales, who has been exiled in Mexico for a week, said he feels “kidnapped” because although he is free, he misses working from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.; in short, he missed being Bolivia's President. On the other hand, we've been told that Diego Pary, the former Foreign Affairs Minister under Evo Morales' administration, has been in Mexico City for three days. The former chancellor didn't fly in from Bolivia and didn't request political asylum in Mexico. It is unclear what his migration status is or if he'll request asylum. Bolivia's former vice-president Álvaro García Linera and former Health Minister Gabriela Montaño are also in Mexico. Perhaps all the members of Evo Morales' cabinet will be in Mexico soon.

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The 2020 budget will be approved

Opposition lawmakers have realized they don't have a chance to prevent the approval of the 2020 budget after 290 lawmakers voted in favor of it. Members from Morena, PT, PES, and PVEM approved the bill and the opposition had no chance to argue against it.

Mexico unveils its 2020 budget


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