Humberto Moreira Valdés, Governor of the state of Coahuila
Borderland Beat recently received this e-mail manifesto from citizens in the border city of Piedras Negras detailing the corruption within the state government and public institutions of Coahuila.
This statement serves as a valuable insight into the methods employed by the all powerful state governors in Mexico to amass wealth with impunity at the expense of their constituents.
This corruption continues virtually unabated despite attempts at financial, electoral and budgetary reforms. Transparency and accountability are still just empty words.
It is because of the immoral nature of the characters described below that drug cartels and other organized crime groups in Mexico operate with a depressing freedom of action. These groups need each other to continue their grip on power.
These alliances forged in hell have permitted organized criminal groups to acquire such power that they are now fully integrated into the administrations of some states, especially within the local and state security apparatuses.
The term “Narco” governor has entered the vocabulary in Mexico.
The state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan peninsula, home of the resort city of Cancun, has seen a PRI former governor, Mario Ernesto Villanueva Madrid, extradited to the U.S. to faces charges that he accepted $19 million in bribes from the Juarez cartel in exchange for allowing the cartel free rein to smuggle Colombian cocaine through the state. U.S. Prosecutors allege that he received $500,000 for each shipment.
The former governor also faces a second indictment, alleging that he laundered his alleged trafficking profits through accounts at Lehman Brothers in New York and elsewhere.
This year’s campaign for Governor in Quintana Roo saw the arrest and arraignment by federal authorities of the left wing PRD candidate, former religious minister and mayor of Cancún Gregorio Sanchez, for his close ties and involvement in drug trafficking with Los Zetas and the Beltran Leyva Cartel.
Borderland Beat also recently posted stories on the ties to drug cartels of the current Governor of Tamaulipas, Eugenio Hernandez Flores.
A Family of Parasites
A Message From The Citizens of Piedras Negras, Coahuila
WE ACCUSE THE GOVERNOR OF COAHUILA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOLLOWING IRREGULARITIES
I. - Nepotism
3.- Public indebtedness
THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF HUMBERTO MOREIRA VALDES IS EMPLOYED BY THE STATE AND IS LIVING OFF STATE BUDGET. THROUGH MISUSE OF THEIR POSITIONS THEY NEGOTIATE MILLIONS OF PESOS IN BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE STATE GOVERNMENT.
THE FAMILY IS EMBEDDED IN STRATEGIC PUBLIC, STATE, UNION, PRI AND MUNIICIPAL POSTS THAT HANDLE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PESOS ANNUALLY WITHOUT ANY TRANSPARENT AUDITING TO ACCOUNT FOR THE DESTINATION OF THOSE FUNDS.
RUBEN MOREIRA: BROTHER AND RIGHT HAND
THE GOVERNOR PLACED HIS BROTHER IN THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE PRI PARTY IN COAHUILA AND ALSO SERVES AS A FEDERAL DEPUTY IN THE LOWER HOUSE OF CONGRESS. RUBEN CHOSES CANDIDATES AND MAKES OR BREAKS CAREERS WITHIN THE PRI STATE PARTY AND IS THE SECOND MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN COAHUILA.
NOBODY WITH ANY BIT OF INTELLIGENCE AND POLITICAL AMBITION WILL DARE ACT AGAINST RUBEN.
AS PRI CHAIRMAN RUBEN MANAGES A FUND THAT COLLECTS MILLIONS OF PESOS FROM PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS OF ALL MUNICIPAL AND STATE BUREAUCRATS UP TO THE LEVEL OF DEPARTMENT HEAD. THIS A BASICALLY A FEE PAID TO THE PRI TO GAURANTEE A JOB. IN OTHER WORDS, AN EXTORTION.
HE ALSO MANAGES FEDERAL FUNDS PAID DIRECTLY TO ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AND A DISCRECIONARY FUND DERIVED FROM STATE FINANCES THAT IS HIS BROTHER THE GOVERNOR ASSIGNS TO HIM .
RUBEN HAS MISUSED THESE FUND TO PURCHASE COUNTRY ESTATES, RANCHES, CABINS FOR RENT IN COLORADO, AIRCRAFT THAT ARE IN TURN RENTED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT, HOMES AND INVESTMENTS DEPOSITED IN MEXICAN AND FOREIGN BANKS.
CARLOS ARIEL MOREIRA: BROTHER
THE GOVERNOR PLACED CARLOS AS SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE TEACHER’S UNION AND IS ENGAGED IN THE CORRUPT MANAGEMENT OF PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS OF UNION FEES OF TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE STATE EDUCATION SECTOR.
CARLOS HAS AMASSED HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PESOS IN BANKS AND REAL ESTATE IN CANCUN, SANTIAGO NUEVO LEON AND HOUSTON TEXAS LAKE FRONT RENTAL PROPERTIES
ALVARO MOREIRA: BROTHER
THE GOVERNOR PLACED ALVARO AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CAPITOL CITY OF SALTILLO. HE MANAGES A BUDGET OF MILLIONS OF PESOS WEEKLY.
LIKE HIS BROTHERS HE HAS AMASSED REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS AND BAMKING INVESTMENTS.
THE REST OF THE FAMILY: EVANGELINA (MOTHER), ELISA (SISTER) , IVAN (THE HUSBAND OF ELISA, AND MONTSERRAT (THE SON OF ALL ELISA) ARE ALL EMPLOYED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF COAHUILA AND COLLECT CABINET LEVEL SALARIES ALTHOUGH ALL ARE LISTED AS DEPUTY SECRETARIES.
IN ADDITION THE GOVERNOR ASSIGNS TO THEM FINANCIAL RESOURCES IN THE MILLIONS OF PESOS TO BE USED AS OPERATING COSTS FOR THEIR DEPARTMENTS WITHOUT ANY OVERSIGHT OR INDEPENDENT AUDITING OF THOSE FUNDS.
THE GOVERNOR HAS BOUGHT A HOME IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS WORTH 6 NILLION DOLLARS AND ARGUES THAT IT BELONGS TO HIS WIFE WHO HE SAYS IS INDEPENDENTLY WEALTHY. THE GOVERNOR RECENTLY ACQUIRED AN EXECUTIVE LEARJET WORTH 4.5 MILLION DOLLARS, WHICH HE RENTS OUT TO THE GOVERNMRNT FOR HIS OWN TRAVE AND COLLECTS THE FUNDS.
HE OWNS RENTAL PROPERTIES ASPEN COLORADO, INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSES WORTH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, RANCHES, COUNTRY HOMES AND A FEED LOT FOR CATTLE.
IT IS NO WONDER THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT STILL OWES 12 BILLION PESOS TO CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS FOR PUBLIC WORKS FINISHED OVER 3 YEARS AGO AND THREATENS REPRISALS AND CANCELLATION OF THE DEBTS IF THERE ARE ANY PUBLIC COMPLAINTS
WHY DO THE CITIZENS CONTINUE VOTING FOR THE PRI? DO YOU REALLY WANT THE PRI TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTIONS? WITH OUR MUNICIPALITIES ALREADY BANKRUPT?
HE IS POSITIONING HIS BROTHER RUBEN TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR TO CONTINUE CONCEALING HIS CORRUPTION AND MISMANAGEMENT.
ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ANY OPPOSITION WE WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THE PRI.