The Coahuila state attorney reported yesterday an error in calculation of remains discovered in the “massive search” conducted in January, it was reported at that time the human remains were that of up to 500 people, but the actual number, according to Coahuila state Ruben Moreira administration, is 2500.
Governor Moreira is the brother of the shamed former Coahuila Governor and National PRI president, Humberto Moreira. The former governor was named by forbes as one of the most corrupt of 2013.
The highly touted, but results never proven, January search was conducted in northern Coahuila in the Five Springs area, and other cities such as Monclova, Acuña and Piedras Negras, where locations of mass murder atrocities and narco fosas are known to exist.
At the time of the search, it was reported by the state, that the state of the art equipment and elite forces would be utilized, used to comb the 50 thousand square kilometers in 12 days. With what appeared to be cursory search team of soldiers.
An amazing miracle of accomplishment.
At the end of the 12 days, the state announced they would conduct DNA studies. Many questioned the integrity of that statement.
The state refrained from labeling the vast difference in number of remains discovered as a mistake of calculation, it just slipped the revised numbers sans explanation during the press release. The attorney general simply issued the statement in reference to the “DNA” studies, saying the human remains totaling 2500 were collected and studied, however nearly 89% of the remains were damaged due to incineration, consequently damaged which ended any hope of testing.
In other words, 2000 additional remains more than 3 months ago.
And no explanation.
|In Allende the destruction and killings left the city with dozens of destroyed buildings and ranches, it is estimated 300 people were killed in Allende alone in a Zetas "settling of scores"|
Another point of controversy, is the issue of the state's January announcement, that the search would include a wide area including cities from the north border to Monclova. A immense land area.
Yesterday the state now contends, the search was for a sole purpose, to locate the remains of victims killed in the Allende mass killing of 2011, and the hundreds of people missing in the five springs area. The siege resulted in a Zetas "settling of accounts", from a drug transfer, funds absconded, deal gone very bad.
So, why did the state waste resources searching in other cities outside the area of the 2011 siege? And in Piedras Negras, equipment and men were transported to the prison because of the claim of one prisoner in Monclova, who said the many are buried in fosas inside the prison. They found none.
This search was considered a shameful sham by Coahuila victims groups, who in 2012 separated themselves from the governement because of broken promises and fabrications. They called the search invalid, primarily because the set protocol of handling evidence was not adhered to. Sloppy work resulting in the compromise of evidence. Another aspect was the press and witnesses were to be allowed to follow the search. The press was called to capture small snippets of the search, which residents called staged photo ops.
To the Coahuilense the purpose for the search, has never been in much question. If the government can produce “proof, they can thereby “solve” the 500 murders of Allende.