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President López Obrador vs. corrupt officials

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President López Obrador vs. corrupt officials
President López Obrador ordered his team to clean the mess - Photo: Irvin Olivares/EL UNIVERSAL
English 13/03/2019 12:38 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 12:44
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President López Obrador vs. corrupt officials

We've been told that after looking through the government's payroll, it was revealed that there were people who moved from one government department to another. That is, after being reported in a certain institution for several anomalies, these characters left for another job in the government. We've been told that President López Obrador ordered his team to clean the mess, as a result, there might be several dismissals soon.

Olga Sánchez Cordero spills the beans

Do you remember the case of three Indigenous women accused of kidnapping six federal agents in 2006? The now-retired Supreme Court minister and now Interior Minister, Olga Sánchez Cordero, said that case was one of many where evidence was planted and that the dossier was wrongly built, and that at the time, she warned the General Prosecutor's Officer. The official said that Mexico has been a “real” case of evidence plating and said that one day when she has the time, she will tell what happened in the case of the French citizen, Florence Cassez. So when the former minister has the time, in between 16-hour shifts and daily emergencies, she might sit down to write her memories, which could be quite relevant as she was in charge of solving many of them during her time as a Supreme Court Minister.

What did Irma Eréndira Sandoval mean?

At least a dozen heads of Internal Control Bodies from several government departments are still surprised and full of questions after the message Irma Eréndira Sandoval, the head of the Public Affairs Ministry, sent them, so that they “stop” simulation and carry out “real” monitoring tasks. The minister didn't reveal numbers, mentioned a specific case, or offered any proof. We've been told that many of them took this as a scold, an offense, but they all wonder what did she mean.

Napito's messenger?

Susana Prieto, a labor lawyer who has been advising factory workers from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, for them to go on a strike will be very busy during her trip to Mexico City. The lawyer, who has been linked to Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, the miners' union leader and Morena member, will meet with several university unions who are on strike. Is the lawyer trying to convince these organizations who join Gómez Urrutia's worker's union, the International Workers Confederation?

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