25 | MAR | 2019
Mysterious theft at Morena's offices
AMLO, Morena's leader - Photo: Berenice Fregoso/EL UNIVERSAL

Mysterious theft at Morena's offices

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Mysterious theft at Morena's offices

Coincidence? We're told they don't exist, and what happened to Morena this weekend can be an example of it. The party's National Honesty and Justice Commission denounced a theft, which took place on October 19, in their offices. Why would that be weird in a city like ours? Well, we're told that the stolen items are computers, videos, and USBs containing confidential information. We're told that the commission was analyzing some anti-democratic practices in some states and a delicate case: Cipriano Charrez's case, who is still a Morena member and is under investigation for a car accident in Ixmiquilpan on October 6, where a young man died. A mysterious case for the capital's sleuths.

Finally, César Duarte to the dock

Something strange is going on at the PRI and its information channels. We're told that the national leader, Claudia Ruiz Massieu acknowledges that not taking timely measures against corruption, mainly carried out by former Governors, had serious electoral consequences: the defeat. But she claims that the party is working to investigate the most famous cases and a proof of that is that the former Chihuahua Governor, César Duarte, has lost his rights as a party member. Nevertheless, Armando Barajas, who requested his expulsion, hasn't been notified about the decision, as it must legally take place. And it won't be until Wednesday when the party's Justice Commission discusses the topic, and revoke Duarte's rights. That's what we call expeditious justice…

Cervantes, the most notable absentee at the PGR

The most notable absentee at the event to celebrate the Public Prosecutor National Day was the former General Attorney, Raúl Cervantes. The head of the PGR, Alberto Elías Beltrán, led the ceremony and recognized the work and legacy of Arely Gómez, Marisela Morales, Daniel Cabeza de Vaca, Eduardo Medina Mora, Jesús Murillo Karam, and Arturo Chávez. The former PGR directors attended the event. In this context, Mr. Alberto said that they are looking to inform people about the role the Public Prosecutor plays in the judicial system. Why didn't Cervantes attend?

¿Scheming or fear at San Lázaro?

A topic is already buzzing in the ears of some legislators, who are wondering if the president of the Political Coordination Board and Morena's bench coordinator, Mario Delgado, paid for the trips he made this weekend himself, to accompany the President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during his national tour, or if the expenses were paid for with public resources. His presence in the acts, said the legislators, was as a party member and not as a representative of the Legislative branch. But, we're told, the issue is quite simple: Mr. Mario should clear things.


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