Tijuana gets a new mayor as governor throws wild accusations against predecessor

TIJUANA, Mexico — The first female mayor of Tijuana is taking office Friday amid a tumultuous transition.Karla Ruiz MacFarland, the current secretary of municipal education, will step in to fill the last year of Arturo González Cruz’s two-year mayoral term.Ruiz will become the first female mayor of Mexico’s northern border city of approximately 2.1 million residents, city officials said Thursday. She is taking office during a heated controversy within her own Morena political party between the governor of the state and her predecessor.González, who took office in October 2019, is stepping down…

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