Javier Duarte launched himself against Miguel Ángel Yunes for allegedly having a relationship with García Luna (EFE/Reuters)
The former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, accused his successor, PAN member Miguel Ángel Yunes, of being linked to Genaro García Luna, as well as being a participant in the escape of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán Loera from the Puente Grande prison in Jalisco. , in 2001, for which the Department of Justice of the United States Government is investigating it, he denounced.
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Duarte de Ochoa told Yunes Linares to build a relationship with who was Secretary of Public Security during the government of Felipe Calderón —García Luna—, who is currently accused by the United States of cocaine trafficking and for allegedly accepting bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel; His trial began this Tuesday, January 17.
Someone who was once part of the “new PRI” headed by Enrique Peña Nieto recalled that Yunes was Coordinator of the decentralized body for federal prisons, as well as Undersecretary of Public Security of the federal government and Executive Secretary of the National Public Security System.
Positions in which he built a very close relationship with #GenaroGarcíaLuna once in the government of @FelipeCalderon being cabinet mates despite the fact that he was director of the @ISSSTE_mx Yunes has always seen himself as a policeman 2/5
— Javier Duarte (@Javier_Duarte) January 17, 2023
From there, he pointed out, Yunes forged a “very close” relationship with García Luna. He clarified that, despite the fact that Miguel Ángel took ownership of ISSSTE, he “has always seen himself as a policeman.”
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This relationship escalated to such a degree that, once both were in “their supposed retirement in Miami (United States)” they continued to see each other. “I’m sure they are partners and accomplices,” he said.
Likewise, according to Duarte, Yunes Linares was in charge of the Puente Grande federal prison, located in the state of Jalisco, when El Chapo Guzmán escaped from said facilities in a laundry cart. Due to his alleged participation in said escape, the US justice system is investigating him, in addition to the fact that his visa was cancelled, he accused, and for what he is currently in Spain.
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The magistrate has also been part of other important judicial processes. An example of this is the conviction of a member of Al Qaeda who had participated in a terrorist attack
Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares governed Veracruz from December 2016 to November 2018, replacing Duarte, who left office after being accused of corruption. He too, he directed ISSSTE from 2006 to 2010, during the administration of Felipe Calderón.
The trial against García Luna began this Tuesday, January 17 (REUTERS / Jane Rosenberg)
It was in 2020 that the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) filed two complaints against him for alleged illicit enrichment and operations with resources of illicit origin. Once in Spain, he was also accused of pedophilia.
For his part, the “super policeman” Genaro García Luna was responsible for Mexican public security from 2006 to 2012 and responsible for the fight against drug cartels. According to accusations from the New York prosecutor’s office, he is a former official who accepted bribes of millions of dollars from the Sinaloa Cartel.
According to the accusations, he lived on said illegitimate income after his retirement in Miami. He was apprehended in 2019 in the United States and the trial against him is expected to last about two months, where the US justice system is located. Said case could reveal an alleged organized crime network immersed in Mexican politics.
Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares replaced Javier Duarte after his departure from the Veracruz government (EFE/Saúl Ramírez/File)
Meanwhile, Javier Duarte is currently imprisoned in the North Prison of Mexico City, facing a nine-year sentence after pleading guilty in September 2018 for the crimes of operation with resources of illicit origin and criminal association, after the accusation was reformulated, since originally it was organized crime.
It was on October 17, 2016 that the arrest warrant against him was released, for which Duarte requested a license to leave his position. The patrimonial damage to Veracruz was estimated at 16 thousand 349 million pesos. Guatemalan authorities captured him in April 2017.
On the other hand, the Veracruz prosecutor’s office linked Duarte to the process for the crime of forced disappearance.
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