The Attorney General’s Office said that this year that it has seized and taken over for government use more than 365 million pesos and 7.5 million U.S. dollars from criminal groups. The law now allows the government to take possession of funds used by criminal gangs.
President Enrique Peña Nieto sent out a tweet to congratulate Mexican physicians on their day and say that he was proud of them.
Thousands of health workers in 70 cities marched on Physicians Day against privatization of the health system, the lack of efficiency in the popular health insurance program, and budget cuts. In Mexico City medical staff working for the IMSSS, ISSSTE and the Health Secretariat as well as retired health workers marched from the Angel of Independence to the Zócalo or main square.
A criminal judge in Mexico State handed down an indictment against Zhenli Ye Gon on organized crime, using illicti funds and illegal arms possession. He cannot post bail.
The Attorney General’s Office said that it has identified the motive and the authors of the ambush against a military convoy on September 30 in Culiacán, Sinaloa. The Attorney General’s Office said that 174 people were interrogated and officials carried out 40 inspections.
The Attorney General’s Office obtained 15 arrest warrants against 15 former officials under former Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés, a PAN politician. The officials are accused of corruption.
Mexico State Interior Secretary José Manzur denied that former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte is hiding in Mexico State… He said that he has received no petition to search for Duarte in Mexico State.
The Spanish National Court is set to analyze on Wednesday whether it grants the extradition of Diego Cruz Alonso, one of the so called “Porkies” who are charged with raping an underage girl in Veracruz.
Assistant Health Secretary Pablo Kuri said that the National Anti Flu campaign starts in November seeking to apply 32 million vaccinations aimed particularly at the most at-risk population such as the elderly.
National Defense Secretary, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and Navy Secretary Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz were set Monday to begin a tour of the Peoples’ Republic of China to discuss defense and cyber security strategies with Chinese military officials.