PANAMA CITY — Mexico’s attorney general’s office said on Thursday July 27 it asked Panama to extradite a former state governor from President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), after being arrested there last month on corruption charges.
Roberto Borge, who until last year was governor of the state of Quintana Roo, home to tourist resort Cancun, was detained in early June in the Panama City airport with the aid of Interpol as he was preparing to board a flight to Paris, according to Reuters.
The attorney general’s office has accused Borge of using resources obtained through illegal means, embezzlement and abuse of public office. It said it expects Panamanian authorities to schedule a hearing on the extradition request in the coming days.
Panama’s Foreign Ministry said it was attending to the formal request presented by Mexican authorities.
Borge had long been accused of corruption by opposition parties, although he has denied the allegations.
Javier Duarte, who until last year governed the Mexican state of Veracruz as a PRI member, was extradited from Guatemala to Mexico on July 17. He is accused of embezzlement and organized crime activities.
more recommended stories
New Arrivals on Netflix Mexico in December
December looks great on Netflix. The.
UNAM promotes creation of hummingbird gardens in order to improve ecology
Hummingbirds have a great ecological importance.
Mérida’s soccer team was bought years ago with money from the Sinaloa Cartel
Tirso ‘El Futbolista‘ Martinez Sanchez, a.
Five Haciendas, five different worlds in Yucatán and Campeche
The taste, history and culture of.
Mérida wins national award for “Paseo de las Ánimas”
Due to the maintaince and promotion.
Why Trump Appears When You Google “Idiot”?
Why is Donald Trump dominating Google.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says new Mexican government ‘great’ on immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On Wednesday December.
Wedding Planners from the United States and Canada fall in love with Yucatan
Because of its cultural, gastronomic, artistic.
Make Your Play in Yucatán
Yucatán Peninsula casinos and hotels are.
Will the Maya Train project put the jaguar population in risk?
Businessman José María Riobóo name was.