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Mexico Catches One Of Several Fugitive Former Governors After A Half-Year Hunt

Javier Duarte, former governor of Veracruz state, was finally apprehended in Guatemala this weekend. He's just one of nearly a dozen ex-governors either on the lam, under investigation or in prison.
Former Quintana Roo Gov. Mario Villanueva in 1999. Source: P. Mera

When Javier Duarte stepped down from office last October, the former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state vowed to fight the mounting corruption allegations that unraveled his tenure.

"The circumstances created by false accusations ... force me to dedicate myself full-time to clear my name and that of my family," Duarte said on Oct. 13, according to The Yucatan Times, just one day after he ended his term six weeks early.

Then, Duarte disappeared.

It would

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