The U.S. government has uncovered criminal activity on the part of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero who was released in 2013 by a Mexican judge.
In view of that, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency included Diana Espinoza Aguilar, his partner, in their list of specially designated drug traffickers, because of activity on behalf of or representing Rafael Caro Quintero.
++ The Permanent Congressional Committee requested that the federal government provide an update on the status of the extradition process to the United States of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
++ The PRI filed a complaint with the Federal Attorney General’s Office Special Unit to Investigate Election Crimes to investigate events in which PRI candidates for mayors in Tamaulipas were subjected to violence, threats, intimidation and vote buying.
++ PRD candidate for Tamaulipas governor, Jorge Valdez Vargas, filed a complaint with the state Special Unit to Investigate Election Crimes against PAN candidate for governor, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca.
The complaint charges that the PAN candidate is defending crime and harassment of PRD candidates in Hidalgo, Villagrán and Mainero.
++ Thirty-five PRI, PRD, PT, Citizens’ Movement, Morena and the National Teachers Union activists who recently joined the PAN candidate for governor’s campaign, denied they were being threatened or pressured by criminal groups to support Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca.
++ The Social Development Secretariat said it would cooperate with the Special Unit to Investigate Election Crimes in the investigation into allegations that funds from the social welfare Prospera program were being used for election purposes. The head of the Prospera program in Veracruz state, Alejandro Baquedano Sánchez, stepped down on Tuesday.
++ PRD senators leader Miguel Barbosa said that current Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera is the strongest party candidate for president in 2018.
Barbosa said that Mancera is the only possible PRD candidate.
++ The director of the National Polytechnic Institute, Enrique Fernández Fassnacht, said that striking vocational high students are in danger of having the school semester invalidated if they do not return to classes.