Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice courthouse. Photo: Google


After a year and a half behind bars without bale or a trial, and as a result of unsubstantiated allegations against her by her uncle, Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero, Alejandra Cuevas Morán received word from the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) on Monday, March 14, that she will remain imprisoned at Santa Martha Acatitla Jail, on charges of conspiring in the death of her father, Federico Gertz Manero.

Her father died in the ABC Medical Center, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed hospitals, in 2015 at age 85 from a heart attack, related to a chronic and pre-existent heart failure condition, according to an autopsy performed by government authorities.

But Alejandro Gertz Manero has used his position to legally attack both Cuevas Morán and her 94-year-old mother, Laura Morán Servín, while expropriating their home and assets, worth millions of dollars.

Last week, recordings surfaced of Gertz Manero plotting over the phone with the head of the Supreme Court to ensure that Cuevas Morán remain in jail, leading to a major international scandal and suggesting that the niece would finally be released from prison, where she has been held since October 2020.

Gertz Manero has also been involved in other scandals, including trying to imprison 31 respected Mexican scientists who revealed that he had plagiarized his professional thesis and for having undeclared offshore bank accounts, also worth millions of dollars.

Notwithstanding, Gertz Manero, who has faithfully served leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) by rubberstamping his decrees and inventing legal charges against his enemies, has been endorsed by AMLO as “incapable of doing wrong,” even in the face of solid evidence that he has committed crimes.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the case against Cueva Morán to be further reviewed by a lower court

Meanwhile, outside the courthouse, the children of Alejandra Cuevas protested, demanding long-delayed justice for their mother.



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