Friday, June 14, 2024

Party’s youth leader dismissed, investigated for homicide in Oaxaca

A youth leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Oaxaca has been relieved of his party duties and placed under investigation for homicide after his girlfriend died in a violent crash early Sunday.

Alfredo Delgado Cervantes and Ivana Mingo López, 26, were driving home after spending the night out at an event attended by prominent members of the party in the state capital.

A few minutes before 7:00am, Delgado struck a tree, impacting the passenger side of his Jeep Wrangler.

Delgado was able to drive to a nearby hospital where he reportedly abandoned his vehicle and the lifeless body of his girlfriend.

Paramedics had to seek help from the fire department to extricate Mingo’s body from the mangled vehicle.

Delgado’s mother issued a letter asserting that her son was not driving drunk, that he was not a criminal and that he had not abandoned Mingo.

“Effectively, my son is an adult and he will respond for his actions as determined by the authorities,” wrote Rebeca Leticia Cervantes, the representative in Oaxaca of the federal consumer protection agency Profeco.

It was later reported that Delgado had been admitted to a private hospital and was under police guard.

Yesterday, PRI national leader Claudia Ruiz Massieu wrote to Delgado asking him for his resignation while the accident investigation is under way.

She urged Oaxaca authorities  to solve the case “come what may, without allowing impunity.”

Source: El Imparcial (sp), Milenio (sp), La Silla Rota (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Jaguar surrounded by furniture and junk on a backyard patio at night in Cancun

Video of jaguar sighting in Cancún backyard goes viral

The video on social media shows the jaguar prowling a Cancún backyard patio at night and rummaging through the homeowner's belongings.

As heat breaks records in Mexico’s north, torrential rains pummel the south

Emergency officials across Mexico are dealing with both a northern heat wave with 50-degree-Celsius temps and heavy rains in the southeast.
Refugees displaced by an armed attack on their Chiapas town stand in the bleachers of a open air sports court and look at proceedings below through a protective wire fence

Over 4,000 residents flee Chiapas town following armed attack

Thousands in the Chiapas town who fled a June 4 armed attack by a criminal group refuse to go home until authorities can ensure their safety.