Attorney General Arely Gómez confirmed that the Attorney General’s Office obtained an arrest warrant against former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa, who is on leave of absence, on charges of organized crime and illicitly funded operations.
++ Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said that the Attorney General’s Office is seeking former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa. .
In an interview with Grupo Imagen, Osorio Chong said that Duarte is still in Mexico since there are no reports of him having left the country.
++ The chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Regulations Committee, Ricardo Ramírez Nieto, said that Javier Duarte lost legal immunity when Flavino Ríos was sworn in as interim Veracruz governor.
He said that because of that, the Attorney General’s Office has jurisdiction to carry out an arrest warrant against Duarte.
++ The burial of federal judge Vicente Bermúdez Zacarías was carried out in Guanajuato amid heavy security. Bermúdez was assassinated on Monday in Metepec, Mexico State.
His family demanded that his assassination not go unpunished.
++ Chief Supreme Court Justice Luis María Aguilar said the Federal Judiciary Branch is seeking conditions that ensure total security for judges to that they may carry out their work freely and their independence not be compromised.
++ Two armed assassins killed five people in a barbers’ shop in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. With these murders the death toll from homicide rose to 63 in Ciudad Juárez this month.
++ And in Sinaloa, unknown attackers killed seven people on Wednesday, two of them women. The killings occurred in Mazatlán, Culiacán and Concordia.
++ The Interior Secretariat said that complaints involving kidnapping fell by 2.13 percent from January to September, compared to the same month in 2015.
++ Joaquín Hernández Correa, a local deputy in the Tamaulipas congress and son of deceased oil workers’ leader La Quina, charged that positions to work in Pemex are being sold for 400,000 pesos or more, by union leaders in southern Tamaulipas.
++ The Federal Competitiveness Commission sad that since May it has been investigating monopoly practices in medicine production, distribution and sales in Mexico. The commission said that medicine prices have increased 10.4 percent in the last six years.