Mexican state attorney general arrested in U.S. for drug trafficking

Daily News Article - March 31, 2017


NOTE: Read the "Background" and watch the video under "Resources"

1. Define the following as used in the article:

2. a) Who is Edgar Veytia?
b) On what charges was Veytia indicted this week? Be specific.

3. What is the role of a state’s Attorney General in Mexico?

4. a) One of Attorney General Edgar Veytia’s aliases is “diablo.” What does this mean in English?
b) What ties does Veytia have to organized crime, according to Mexican media?

5. What is Attorney General Veytia’s political background?

6. What was Governor Sandoval’s reaction to his attorney general’s arrest and indictment?

7. What surprising information was noted about the vice president of Venezuela at the end of this article?

8. What is your reaction to the news that the attorney general of the Mexican state of Nayarit is a drug trafficker indicted on charges of trafficking drugs to the U.S. and that he is associated with a drug cartel?