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Accused of Corruption, Governor of Mexico’s Veracruz Steps Down

The embattled outgoing governor of an eastern Mexico state who faces federal corruption investigations said Wednesday that he will step down almost two months before his term ends. Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte made the announcement in an interview with the Televisa network. “Precisely due to this situation (of allegations), I have decided today to ask the state congress for leave from the position of state governor,” Duarte said. “(Veracruz) needs a full-time governor. ... And I need...

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