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Tamaulipas: Kidnapped Former Official Pleads For Rescue by Corrupt PRI Politicians

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 |

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Pedro Arguelles Ramirez, former General Director of the Tamaulipas State Government, called for assistance of Governor Egidio Torre Cantu and his predecessor, Eugenio Hernandez, to help with his release from being held  by members of organized crime
In a video released by Milenio television, is the former official who disappeared in Ciudad Victoria.  The former Tamaulipas official calls on his PRI Party associates for help while being clear about the corruption of PRI  and its collusion with organized crime groups.
Below is his dialog from the video:
"I am Pedro Ramirez Arguelles, belong to the PRI, I ask Egidio Torre, Eugenio Hernández, Ramon Ochoa and Morelos Canseco, because you are the only people who can help me out of this problem.

Eugene:  you know me well,  that I interacted with organized crime for you and for my party (PRI), as we wanted a quiet state, a state where there was so much violence and  thus their political purpose would benefit. 
We know that you wanted to be president of the PRI.
Egidio Torre: you also want a tranquil state and thus lead the next election for Raul Gonzales for Governor.  So I ask you to help me, I'm here with this problem, for my party
Alfonso Sanchez Garza: help me, just as I helped you  in the election for president.  (mayor)

Ramon Ochoa, Morelos Canseco, you also benefited, help me, please, for my children, I do not want to be here. "
video

The video began circulating on 30 May in social networks.  Both Eugenio Hernandez, Tomas Yarrington, former governors are being investigated for ties with the drug trafficking organizations”
See Havana's Borderland Beat Forum Post HERE
sources used : Milenio, SIPSE

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Anonymous said...

Isn't this considered very big story in Mexico, Chivis? Are they going to rescue him? Have they been trying?

Anonymous said...

Point 1: He's dead already. They got what they wanted from him. No help needed.

Point 2: What's this "I helped you get elected" crap. We hear that up here with our stupid politicians as well. Aren't we democracies where the people ultimately elect who holds office. Oh, my bad. Just more corrupt public officials who think about lining their own pockets and their buddies before lifting a finger to perform the function which they're supposed to be performing for the public.

Oh well, another day closer to Dec 2012.

Anonymous said...

What cartell had him

Anonymous said...

why rescue the crook?
let him roast in the hellfire he helped create.

Anonymous said...

Why was he kidnapped? He probably should of stopped talking about PRI corruption??

hilltopbarber said...

Dec2012?

Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprised by this? I mean, come on, it's well known that the PRI is the cartel party.

Anonymous said...

Dec 2012 , supposed to be the end of the world as we know it (aztek/mayan prediction)

Anonymous said...

Hes shitting his pants...look at d way his leg is crossed

Anonymous said...

The Mayas, Nostradamus, DaVinci, & Walter Mercado all believe that the world will end as we know it this 21 Dec 2012.

HAve ~6 months of rations & plenty of silver & gold on hand. Oh, and make sure you have plenty of rounds to protect your water supply.

G'luck to y'all.

Anonymous said...

From the picture it looks like a new trend in 'civilised kidnapping (oxymoron)) ' is happening without hooded + armed to the teeth cartel members swarming him. CJNG?? The other day 3 halcons were videotaped by CJNG being briefly interrogaed then shot, but again it was a 'clean kill'...ok, don't lecture on my choice of words...I get it...I'm just saying that these recent pics show a more mature/old school mentallity of a swift capture and swift death...none of this grotesque brutality and depraved slaughtering.

Anonymous said...

the myans said the end of the world would be December 21, 2012. that was before the concept of the leap year, so the end of the would should have happened 10 months ago.

Anonymous said...

been hearing the end of the world is coming since 1999. next year there will be a NEW theory about the end of life as we know it.

B

Anonymous said...

These are exactly the guys who should feel the consequences of their actions.These are elected officials,who blithely go about their lives without any interruption from violent crime,except the crime that they are being paid for that is.
So Senore Pedro Arguelles Ramirez now you get to feel the climate you helped to create,now you get to feel the fright that everyday good Mexicans feel.I find it hard to feel sorry for him,but his children and wife?

Anonymous said...

Elected representatives who are corrupt are exactly the ones who should feel the consequences of a Mexico that they have helped to create.

Anonymous said...

I think the poster citing dec 2012 was meaning the pri going into power that month and calderon leaving office in dec 2012 making room for the pri to rule once again since they have a big lead so don't think it was related to the world ending dec 2012 but thats non sense i will be drinking a beer on jan 1,2013 lol

Anonymous said...

Isn't December 2012 the inauguration month

Anonymous said...

Pedro ramirez looks Coked up in the video, he might owe the wrong people money because he isnt tied up or beat up. Most likley he knows the kidnappers

Anonymous said...

This guy is the exact person who is ruining Mexico. I don't know why governments around the world removed their diplomats from Syria after 100 people were executed and that shit happens every two weeks in Mexico!!!?? And you say because it's not the govt doing the killing, BULLSHIT, what a joke, soooo much corruption...

Anonymous said...

Is PRI - All cartel party or strictly Zeta party like the Monterrey, and Tamaulipas political officials. Sinaloa allied with PRI in Sinaloa? How does it work in different areas? Will someone please straighten this out?

Anonymous said...

Why did this video not get mainstream publicity earlier? Why does no one care because this corrupt political dolt typifies PRI and they wants to pretend it didn't happen. Why don't - Yo soy #132 play up the video or PAN play up PRI's corruption with cartel alliances more?

Anonymous said...

Im throwing a party on December 21st, 2012, ill have multiple Dos XX's and Shiner kegs, plenty of bottles, wine, finger food, and a lot of women, everyone is invited. And good point on the leap years, I believe the Mayans were just like, "fuck this, my hand hurts, someone else in the future can work this out." Since the cartels are more comfortable with the PRI why would they do this, maybe someone that is not part of the cartel did this.

Anonymous said...

Vamos el PRD porque el PRI es lo mismo al votar al narco

Anonymous said...

Why would the PRI help rescue him? He'd spill the beans and implicate many more if he was freed.

Anonymous said...

send him to the rival cartel

Anonymous said...

This man has a family and children, how could you be so cruel?

Anonymous said...

PRI ES NARCO

NO VOTA POR NARCO

Anonymous said...

The guy must know by spilling the beans like that he is just cutting his nose despite his face. His head rolled long ago most likely.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone think there is a nickel's worth of difference between Mexican political parties?

Some commenters seem to think it's ok that this guy is kidnapped. That is a huge part of the problem.

Now, how many get this concept - kidnapping is very bad, kidnapping is illegal, it doesn't matter who or where or why - kidnapping is very bad. How many get it? Show of hands.

scoop said...

Pan kidnapped him acting like a cartel, awesome political move to up the poll numbers.

Anonymous said...

Thats just a pic of him somewhere. Not while he was in custody.

Anonymous said...

carteles de mierda! tiene la misma mentalidad de los contras en nicaragua!

Anonymous said...

The "POLITICOS" are the WORST. That's what you get Pedro Ramirez !!!

Anonymous said...

So, Chivis-who kidnapped this man? No one thinks it's okay even if he is corrupt and alligned with the party that is narcoed. Was it Pan, PRD or Zetas, Golfos or who? Does anyone have any information.

Everybody who votes-I agree- Don't vote for the narco puppet!

Chivis said...

@2:28..what picture? One is of tie in office the other i made a screen shot.

RE: #YoSoy132...I am woking on a pos of the movement and am including the powerful video. Also the video at the pena rally where the crowd leaves while pena is in speech mode.

as for a gentle kidnapping...i thought the same, no restraints, no bruises etc. I am not sure who has kidnapped the man. it could be anyone previously names in this thread, i tthink, and this is a guess, it is the hand that fed him....Paz, Chivis

PS...about Nica...I hear it is heating up again. no?

Anonymous said...

Fuck that dude.."you lie with dogs and your going to get fleas!" There is no help or hope for him, it's time to pay the piper! He's a "former" politician for the PRI, who once held power and influence, those days are gone! His mistake was sticking around in Mexico! He should left the country like that asshole Fox did!

Anonymous said...

have they found his body yet?

scoop said...

All the innocent people slaughtered throughout the Americas have family. He was in a level of political power that can lead movements to battle the scum he only helped elevate. So not caring for the well fed corrupt bastard is easy. He was only interested in his own ass.

Anonymous said...

"I think the poster citing dec 2012 was meaning the pri going into power that month."

No, actually I was just referring to how utterly screwed up politics are, here and in Mexico, and how the only ways things will get better in Mexico is when the worlds comes to an end. Had nothing to do with PRI coming into power. Also, I was in Chechen Itza a couple of years back and noticed that they were digging up a whole unknown part of the backside. Might throw the calculation off ??

The other reference about the guy being dead already is speculation. Several others have echoed that thought. Hate to be pessimistic, but he's used up his usefulness to both the narcos and his "buddies," so why would we expect anything other than a Mario Gonzalez-esque follow-up video.

Nobody knows at this point, including some of the “experts” on the other BB blog who occasionally condescendingly call us knuckleheads, etc. while knowing as much or as little as we do about a certain situation. You’d be surprised at where some of us work and what the background of some of us is. I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss anyone on here.
Que tengan un buen dia….

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