Saturday, May 15, 2010

Former Mexico Presidential Candidate Missing

A former Mexican presidential candidate who has remained a power broker in the ruling party was missing amid signs of violence, the federal Attorney General's Office said Saturday.

Prosecutors said that the car of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos "Jefe Diego" was found near his ranch in the central state of Queretaro. It said some of his belongings were found inside the car as well as unspecified "signs of violence." It is uncofirmed that traces of blood and two bullet impacts were found in his vehicle.

The Mexican newspaper El Universal reported that federal sources said Fernandez de Cevallos had been kidnapped, but a federal prosecutor' spokeswoman said she couldn't confirm that.

According to information revealed by Panista Manuel Espino through his Twitter account the body of former presidential candidate Diego Fernandez was found in a military camp in Queretaro.

"They are telling me that he is in fact dead and his body was found in a military camp in Queretaro," reads one of the post in Espino's social network.

Minutes later, through the same medium, the Panista clarified that this is the information that he has but can not be confirmed.

"The Public Ministry is the only one who can confirm this, but I share share what I an being told by friends who have spoken with a family of DFC (sic)."

Fernandez de Cevallos, 69, was the 1994 presidential candidate of the National Action Party that now governs Mexico and he has continued to be an influential figure, as well as one of Mexico's most successful attorneys.

The bearded, cigar-chomping candidate jumped out of obscurity during Mexico's first televised debate by presidential candidates in 1994, striking a chord with the middle class with his calls to topple a party that had held power since 1929.

He finished second to Ernesto Zedillo that year, but his party finally won the presidency six years later when Vicente Fox was elected.

Fernandez de Cevallos served as a senator and congressman while also winning some of the country's largest court judgments, often in suits against government agencies.

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5 comments:

  1. Wow. On top of the Twitter post, the AP article has this sentence: "He was a close friend of several senior Cabinet ministers, including current Interior Secretary Fernando Gomez-Mont." Note the past tense. Reuter's is now also saying "feared dead." This, just before a visit by Calderon to D.C. and Congress? What does it mean? Also, concidentally comes among claims that some PAN cabinet members are helping the Zetas. And now the news that Ignacio Coronel Villarreal has been detained!

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  2. HIPOTESIS:

    SON LAS GRANDES RATAS PANISTAS DISPUTANDOSE EL PODER, PRIMERO SE ECHARON AL AMIGUITO DE CALDERON,BENEFICIARIO DE GRANDES CONTRATOS DE PEMEX, EL TAL MOURIÑO, AHORA AL JEFE POLITICO DE GOMEZ MONT, EL LLAMADO JEFE CONOCIDO POR EL TRAFICO DE INFLUENCIAS CUANDO FUE SENADOR, LO DEL FOBAPROA, PUNTA DIAMANTE Y SU ABUSIVO USO DEL PODER,

    OTRA HIPOTESIS:

    FUE JUSTICIA DIVNA Y NO ES MAS QUE DAÑO COLATERAL, DIRA CALDERON,

    OTRA HIPOTESIS: FALLECIO EN FUEGO CRUZADO ENTRE MILITARES Y SICARIOS

    OTRA HIPOTESIS : NO FRENO CUANDO PASO POR UN RETEN MILITAR

    OTRA HIPOTESIS: ERA UN SICARIO

    OTRA HIPOTESIS: LE DIO GASTRITIS

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  3. And if they start shooting high level politicians where would that stop?


    And why would the PAN help the Zetas? Besides for cash and not a bullet?

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  4. Hopefully, this is not a pattern starting of going after the PANistas, since they are the toughtest on the cartels. This is the second or third PAN official killed in several days, with several others thereafter resigning from their campaigns. Political intimidation of the worst kind.

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  5. Y en caso de que ya estè muerto.......le serviràn los amparos para no pisar el infierno?

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