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Governor of embattled Mexican state steps down (Michoacan)
Yahoo! News ^ | 6/18/14 | AP

Posted on 06/18/2014 6:16:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of the embattled western state of Michoacan has left his post for health reasons, the Mexican government announced Wednesday.

Mexico's presidency said in a statement that Michoacan Gov. Fausto Vallejo met with President Enrique Pena Nieto to inform him of his decision. Vallejo is a member of Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party.

Neither the presidency nor Vallejo have said what ails him.

Vallejo, 65, took a leave of absence last year to have a kidney transplant and then Michoacan state interior secretary Jose Jesus Reyna took control of the government. Reyna was charged last month with organized crime and federal prosecutors say there is evidence he met several times with leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: embattled; governor; mexican; michoacan; stepsdown

1 posted on 06/18/2014 6:16:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Afraid of lead poisoning?

2 posted on 06/18/2014 6:25:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Michoacan probably has the coolest coastline in north america. It is a shame the state is such a bloody mess.

3 posted on 06/18/2014 10:17:43 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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