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Monday 02 of August 2021

PGR: Duarte Returns to Mexico Next Week


Javier Duarte de Ochoa, former governor of Veracruz, during his arrival in Torre de Tribunales for his second deportation hearing,photo: Cuartoscuro/William Gularte
Javier Duarte de Ochoa, former governor of Veracruz, during his arrival in Torre de Tribunales for his second deportation hearing,photo: Cuartoscuro/William Gularte
"The Attorney General's Office estimates that he will return to Mexico between July 17 and 21 to face the federal judge"

Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte de Ochoa will return to Mexico between July 17 and 21, when he will face a federal judge to confront the charges against him. The Veracruz Prosecutor’s Office will be initiating due process at the same time as the federal orders, according to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR). 

Mexico is following through with the extradition according to the treaty they have with Guatemala, said the PGR.

On Thursday, July 6, the Guatemalan Supreme Court notified the Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE) that the two formal requests for the extradition of Duarte de Ochoa, were signed in accordance with the hearings of June 27 and July 4, for the crimes committed.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, from that moment on, they had 60 days to deliver Duarte de Ochoa to the Mexican authorities, in accordance with the extradition treaty.