State responds to senator
A state official has responded to the resolution approved by Mexican senators calling for an investigation of Baja California Gov. Francisco Vega for alleged misuse of public funds.
Secretary of Government Francisco Rueda said in a press release Sen. Alejandra León, a Mexicali member of the Workers Party, must prove her accusations against the governor.
The secretary added the state has addressing the anomalies detected by the Mexican Superior Auditor’s office.
The official recalled that any disciplinary actions must be prescribed by Mexico’s Auditor.
According to Rueda, the anomalies identified by the auditor are common.
“It is clear that the resolution has a political motivation,” Rueda said. “However, all questions and information requests will get answered.”
The secretary also said the issue with retired teachers’ payment is due to the lack of appropriations made by the Mexican government during this year.
On Thursday, Gov. Vega and Secretary of Education Miguel Angel Mendoza announced meetings with Mexican officials in order to negotiate extraordinary funds to pay the teachers.