Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a US$100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, according to a witness at Guzman’s trial on Tuesday.
Chihuahua governor Javier Corral alleges that the government of President Peña Nieto is denying his state financial resources in order to stop a corruption probe implicating high-ranking party officials and close aides of the President, the Guardian reported Tuesday.
Mexico witnessed a record-breaking number of homicides and murder investigations in May, according to government data published Wednesday.
Javier Valdez Cardenas, a well-respected Mexican journalist who covered drug trafficking and organized crime, was murdered in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa on Monday, media reported.
Guatemala detained Saturday the former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state who fled his country last October after he was accused of diverting millions of dollars from state coffers to phantom companies, the New York Times reported.
The wife of Mexico’s president has attempted to stave off fresh accusations of corruption by promising to sell her share in the lavish mansion at the center of a fresh scandal for the nation’s embattled first couple.
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