INDEP Director Jaime Cárdenas. Photo: ContraReplica


After just three months in the position, Jaime Cárdenas, the head of Mexico’s Institute to Return to the People What Was Stolen from Them (INDEP), resigned from his post on Monday, Sept. 22, effective Oct. 1.

Cárdenas, who is the second person to oversee the INDEP, an organization created by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, told sources that he resigned due to “differences in criteria regarding the auctioning of state-owned goods for social benefits, such as the recent raffling of the presidential airplane,” which, in fact, turned out to have little to do with the Dreamliner in question.

Cárdenas assumed the directorship of the INDEP on June 2, replacing Ricardo Rodríguez, who was moved to the head of the General Attorney’s Office in Defense of Taxpayers (Profecon).

He is expected to return to his academic career, giving classes at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

…Sept. 22, 2020

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