Category Archives: Politics

Ex-Mexico City Mayor Ebard quits PRD

Marcelo EbardEFE – Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has resigned from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD. The former mayor said in a letter to PRD chairman Carlos Navarrete posted on Twitter that his successor, Miguel Angel Mancera, had blocked his efforts to run for the presidency, and the PRD had moved too close to the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.

Deputies pass constitutional reforms to combat corruption

Dow Jones – The House of Representatives approved a series of constitutional amendments aimed at cracking down on corruption, a response to recent scandals inexplicable wealth and alleged conflicts of interest by public servants at the highest levels of the current administration.

The reforms, which are widely expected to be approved by the Senate in the coming days, give greater powers to independent federal office audit may pursue administrative offenses.

Calderon-Molinar letters expose rift in the PAN

Excelsior – An exchange of letters trading accusations by former President Felipe Calderon and former IMSS director Juan Molinar has aggravated the division in the PAN.

One day after Molinar defined Calderón as “an isolated character” responsible for “continuous defeats,” the former president, in a letter from Haiti, said Molinar is “bitter” and accused him of complicity with those in the current leadership of the PAN.