12th October 2016
The Mexican governor of the Gulf state of Veracruz said on Wednesday he would resign just weeks before his term ends in order to face corruption charges that have become an embarrassment for the country’s ruling party. Javier Duarte, from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), denied taking “one cent”… Read More
26th September 2016
Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega grew up in Mexico with the sons and nephews of Sinaloa cartel bosses, so when he decided to get into the drug trade himself he already had the connections to rise quickly to the top, federal prosecutors say. In just a few short years, Ortega became… Read More
6th September 2016
Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional two state anti-corruption laws that outgoing governors passed in apparent attempts to shield themselves from investigation. Many Mexicans were outraged when the governors of the states of Veracruz and Chihuahua pushed through the laws just months before they are to leave office giving them… Read More
3rd August 2016
The OECD has praised the recent introduction of “game changing” anti-corruption laws in Mexico, which it said would substantially transform the nation’s graft-fighting architecture. Read More
25th July 2016
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. escaped a shareholder derivative suit July 22 alleging that it covered up pervasive bribery by its Mexico subsidiary ( Cottrell v. Duke, 8th Cir., No. 15-01869, 7/22/16 ). The shareholders should have asked Wal-Mart’s board to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the corporation before they filed… Read More
19th July 2016
Mexico’s chief anti-corruption official, who last year exonerated President Enrique Pena Nieto of conflict-of-interest allegations, resigned on Monday, just hours before new graft-fighting legislation comes into effect. Virgilio Andrade, head of the Public Administration Ministry (SFP), the government’s main anti-corruption auditor, was appointed by Pena Nieto in 2015. He was… Read More
30th June 2016
Judges have temporarily halted the extradition of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo, pending the outcome of appeals filed this week by Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers. The appeals argue that the statute of limitations has run out on… Read More
24th June 2016
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday vetoed a package of anti-corruption bills, asking Congress to change a measure that would have forced people or firms who receive government funding to publicly disclose their assets. Pena Nieto has made the push for tougher anti-corruption laws a top priority of his… Read More
13th June 2016
Mexican police have arrested a teachers' union leader accused of siphoning off money raised illegally from union members in the southern city of Oaxaca. Read More
11th May 2016
After months on the presidential campaign trail, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has returned to his Senate agenda, making a recent deal with the White House that included the extension of sanctions on Venezuela and the confirmation of an ambassador to Mexico whose nomination he had delayed. Read More