Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Pan party leader in Chihuahua explains "sicario" pose.
Hours after Sarah Fuentes was elected to head the Youth Affairs office of the PAN party in Chihuahua this weekend, a photograph spread through the internet showing the newly elected official holding an assault weapon in a pose made popular by youthful drug cartel "sicarios".
Fuentes admitted the photograph was taken five years ago during a gathering of law school students and the weapon belonged to a state ministerial policeman that accompanied a friend.
"Its a photograph taken five years ago when I was 19, and I don't see anything wrong because its a police weapon" said Fuentes.
"For me the picture demonstrates my admiration and respect for our police."
"In any case I feel bad about this and offer my apologies to anybody that may have been offended by this image." added Fuentes.