The Senate ratified Arely Gomez as the new Secretary for the Civil Service, a position he took more than three months leaderless, following the departure of Virgilio Andrade.
The aim of dependency is to make transparent the role of government and monitor the performance of public officials to avoid corruption.
++ A judge control exercised criminal action against former secretaries of Veracruz, Gabriel Ramos Deantes and Arturo Bermudez Zurita.
Bermudez Zurita, former Secretary of State Public Security, is under investigation for influence peddling and abuse of authority, to reveal who owned 19 properties in Mexico and the United States.
Meanwhile, Deantes Ramos, former undersecretary of Labor, is under investigation for illicit enrichment.
++ The elected governor of Veracruz, Miguel Ángel Yunes, announced audits in ministries and agencies of state government, as part of the delivery receipt.
He explained that there are irregularities in the public account for 15 billion pesos.
++ The Attorney General of Veracruz, confirmed the disappearance of four young men from the weekend, in the municipalities of Veracruz and Solitude.
However, civil organizations reported that the municipality of Solitude, located 40 minutes from the port of Veracruz, disappeared five young.
++ The Senate approved Thursday the Revenue Act of the Federation 2017, which expects revenues of four billion 892 million 888 thousand pesos.
The figure is higher by 51 thousand 380 million pesos, to the original initiative proposed by the federal government.
++ Patricio Gutiérrez Fernández, president of the National Association of Chemical Industry, said the reduction in hydrocarbon production by Petroleos Mexicanos, has generated a strong shortage of raw materials for the chemical and petrochemical sector in the country, already put at risk the industry.
Visiting ++ Bogotá, President Enrique Peña Nieto and the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, admitted that both countries face similar problems of organized crime activities, and agreed to deepen cooperation and security cooperation.
++ Emma Coronel, wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, attended the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington to ask members of the organization to visit her husband, being held in a prison in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.
Colonel claimed that her husband’s life in danger.
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