Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Former Michoacán Interim Governor Arrested on Charges of Colluding with Drug Cartel

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Article from SourceMex, April 30

In April 2013, Jesús Reyna assumed the post of interim governor of the state of Michoacán while Gov. Fausto Vallejo recovered from an extended illness. Reyna, who had been serving as Vallejo’s government secretary, took the reins of government as violent clashes between the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel and self-defense groups were escalating . While Reyna, a member of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), publicly spoke of the need to mediate a truce between the two sides, widespread reports surfaced that the interim governor was actually in collusion with the drug cartel. According to the allegations, which came from the self-defense groups and members of opposition parties, Reyna had taken direct actions to protect the Caballeros Templarios. Carlos Navarro Read More

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