Javier Duarte and Karime Macías finalize their divorce

The former couple is charged with several crimes, including organized crime and embezzlement

Javier Duarte and Karime Macías finalize their divorce
Former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte, accused of organized crime and has divorced Karime Macías - Photo: Félix Márquez/AP
English 04/02/2020 13:30 Diana Lastiri Mexico City Actualizada 13:30
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A judge has dissolved the marriage between the former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa, who is currently in jail, and Karime Macías Tubilla, who might be extradited to Mexico from London. The former couple reached an agreement that includes MXN $180,000 a month in child support.

The Mexico City judge issued the verdict in October 2019, effectively ending the 20-year-marriage between the controversial couple.

Karime Macías and Javier Duarte agreed that Macías would get primary custody of their three children and Duarte will be able to visit them in London, England, where they have been residing for a few years. Moreover, the children will be able to travel to Mexico to visit their father.

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On the other hand, the former Veracruz governor, who has been accused of watering down medicines for child cancer patients to divert resources, agreed to pay his ex-wife MXN $180,000 in child support each month.

Javier Duarte has been accused of diverting public resources and organized crime. He is currently serving a prison sentence.

Karime Macías currently lives in London. She fled the country after her ex-husband was arrested and she has been accused of diverting public resources. English authorities are deciding whether or not they will extradite her to Mexico.

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