Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Coahuila Corruption Spreads to San Antonio

Borderland Beat
 Within  4 days of  the murder of Z40's nephew, Lalo was murdered, Ardilla was arrested and Lazca was killed by elements of the Mexican Navy.
By Chivís Martínez
Directly following my post, is a good article about the Coahuila's notorious bigs, the corruption, placing roots in San Antonio and the developing of  influence in the Texas city.

One should know before reading the post, that Coahuila is the home state of Los Zetas.  Nuevo Laredo is always referred to as the headquarters of the Zetas, because it is their lucrative money making drug corridor.  But Coahuila is where the operation chiefs live and operate.  It is no coincidence that "Lazca" was killed in Coahuila, and "Z40"(Miguel Treviño) was arrested just a few miles from where Lazca was killed.  And " hiding" not too far away, one can possibly bump into, the rumored current leader of the cartel Omar Treviño.

The most notable reason for Zetas to home in Coahuila, is they have complete control and freedom to conduct business in the state.  Sure, they lost two leaders in short succession, but there is advance preparation for those circumstances.  Big cartel means big business, and it is a business first and foremost. 

The overwhelming corruption in Coahuila allows organized crime to prevail. Corruption from municipal city hall to the governors office, throughout the state, assure the narco business will flourish without interference.

During his governorship  "Bert" Moreira and his gang of thieves,  purchased luxury properties in San Antonio, and businesses in the area extending to  the south border.  I posted a video sent to me, outlining and documenting their corruption, I've translated the narrative and posted it on BB multiple times.(click on the hyperlink to access the post translation follows below)

In the SA Express article they mention the murder of Lalo Moreira and frame it in a way that his death was the result of corruption.  It was not.  It was a settling of scores.

The murder occurred at a time where two powerful brothers, Ruben and Humberto, past and current Coahuila governors, had already severed their once close relationship.  The relationship was damaged when Moreira was forced to resign over  Coahuila missing funds and fraud scandal. Ruben was new to the governorship, when the scandal broke.  He was infuriated by the way it was handled by Humberto, cutting a deal with PRI, resigning, exiling to Barcelona for a couple of years, leaving Ruben solo to face the public.  That was far from the plan.  The plan for Humberto, who resigned from governorship for a successful run at the National PRI chairmanship,  was to become President of Mexico succeeding  the current term held by his once good friend Enrique Peña Nieto. 

Eduardo "Lalo" Moreira, was Humberto's son, the product of an affair he had with an Acuña woman.  Although Humberto was  in Lalo's life, making trips to Acuña for visits, his birthright was never declared, and was a secret to all with the exception of those in and around Acuña.

That is, until Huberto decided to campaign for governorship,  knowing  he would surely be outed by his PAN enemies, he took the bull by the horns and announced he had an 18 year old son.  Lalo never lived with his father, or in Saltillo, he was raised by his mother and maternal family in Acuña.  Lalo had a good reputation and was loved by the people of Acuña, he was a civil servant.  He never lived the lux life that his half siblings enjoyed as they grew up  in Saltillo, while enjoying the fruits of his father's "investments". 
Lalo's death was preceded by Zetas narco mantas posted in Piedras Negras and Acuña, "Family for Family", "Nephew for Nephew".   This was a reference to a GATES killing of  Z40 Miguel Treviño's, sister's son, in Piedras Negras at around 2PM on October 3rd, 2012.  (below left)
Lalo Moreira was killed seven hours later.  The killing, of course, mostly affected Humberto, but the retribution killing was directed at Governor Ruben Moreira not Humberto.

 Zetas blamed the governor's deployment of GATES elements to Piedras, that resulted in a massive shootout, that killed Alexander Treviño Chavez, the nephew of 40, and four other Zetas.  

It was the premier Zeta leader,  Heriberto Lazcano, aka "Lazca",  who ordered the murder of Lalo.

And Lalo was a sitting duck. His governor uncle had confiscated Lalo's amour truck weeks earlier, along with the GATES escorts assigned to his him.  Lalo was told the municipal police would guard him, and that  sealed  his fate.

 It was the police chief and municipal police who Zetas ordered to set up and hand Lalo over to his two executioners,  Carlos Arnulfo Flores Flores, and  El Flaco , (Acuña plaza chief).

It was from phone messages between  Laza and his close  friend Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo,aka  La Ardilla, that authorities were able to clearly determine who ordered the murder.  (Ardilla was the author of the mass killing in Tamaulipas of 72 migrants and  over 300 executions in 2 years)

 Lazcano gave the order to avenge the death of Alejandro Treviño. Alejandro, the  nephew of Treviño Morales, was living in Laredo, Texas, with his American wife at the time of his death. 

In the transcripts Lazcano informs Ardilla, "I took care of the nephew".  

Within  4 days of  the murder of Z40's nephew, Lalo was murdered, Ardilla was arrested and Lazca was killed by elements of the Mexican Navy. 

Below is the San Antonio Express Article written by  Jason Buch and Guillermo Contreras

          Coahuila corruption and drug ties spread  influence to                                               San Antonio

A network of politicians and businessmen from the Mexican state of Coahuila relocated to San Antonio over the past seven years, and prosecutors say a corrupt group among them invested millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks here from drug traffickers and state contractors.

San Antonio has strong historic ties to Saltillo, Coahuila's capital. Intellectuals and landholders from the state, which borders Texas, took refuge here during the Mexican Revolution in the early 1900s. Further back, in the 1800s, Coahuila y Tejas was one state under Mexican rule.

Camouflaged among those escaping the more recent problems in the state are drug traffickers, unscrupulous businessmen and high-ranking Coahuila officials who laundered more than $35 million in kickbacks for state contracts, U.S. authorities say.


Prosecutors have moved to seize tens of millions of dollars in San Antonio real estate — including a home in The Dominion, commercial property on U.S. 281 and a pharmacy on Stone Oak Parkway — and indicted six people under an investigation into a nexus of politics, private industry and one of Mexico's most notorious drug gangs.

They say those millions were looted from the Coahuila government and flooded Texas starting in 2007, during the term of former Gov. Humberto Moreira.

Moreira has not been charged, but his political career came to an abrupt end in 2011 when it was revealed that under his governorship Coahuila had racked up nearly $3 billion in debt.

Among those charged in South Texas are the interim governor who served after Moreira, several business owners with homes on San Antonio's North Side, and a former state treasurer who's wanted in Mexico on allegations of taking out fraudulent loans on the state's credit.

Bexar County prosecutors say the treasurer, Héctor Javier Villarreal Hernández, wired millions of dollars to Texas that he received from kickbacks.

Some of the money came from inflated contracts, said First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg. On one occasion, he said, a state contract went to a mineral extraction company controlled by the Zetas drug gang, former en- forcers for another cartel who spun off into their own criminal organization.

“It is our position that it's just a front for money laundering,” Herberg said. “They didn't do any mining.”

Interviews, court documents, property records and regulatory filings show that those under investigation built a sprawling business network in Texas, including commercial real estate developments, private residences and restaurants. They often used a network of limited liability companies that made it difficult for investigators to track the ownership of those assets.

Along with the San Antonio properties, prosecutors have filed lawsuits to take control of real estate in the Rio Grande Valley and millions of dollars in bank accounts in Texas and Bermuda.

Investigators are asking witnesses about Coahuila politicians — including Moreira and his brother, the current governor — comprising a virtual who's who of businessmen from the state and the Zetas, one court document shows.

The multiagency taskforce handling the case includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Texas attorney general's office and the Internal Revenue Service.

Among those charged are Villarreal, who is in a San Antonio jail awaiting trial, and Coahuila's former interim governor, Jorge Juan Torres López, a fugitive. Lawyers for both men maintain they're innocent.

The situation is politically fraught. Moreira, the former leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is close to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. When one defendant was brought to court in San Antonio, a former U.S. congressman showed up to support him.

Coahuila, with its large manufacturing sector and border crossings, is a major trade partner with Texas, and politically connected people from the state who are not under investigation have become close with San Antonio city leaders.

Fernando Salazar, a recently elected senator from Coahuila who's in the opposing National Action Party, or PAN, said he thinks the problem goes well beyond the former treasurer and interim governor. Salazar said Moreira deserves more scrutiny because the state's debt and the allegations of theft happened on his watch.

“Torres and Villarreal were the closest persons to Moreira,” Salazar said. “They worked for him. He's the one that made all this mess.”

Moreira's attorneys wouldn't comment for this report, but after Forbes magazine included him on a list of Mexican politicians accused of corruption, Mexico City lawyer Christian F. Zinser Cieslik wrote to the publication, saying the former governor had been exonerated in an investigation by the Mexican attorney general's office.

“It was found that there is no evidence to link Mr. Moreira Valdes to any wrongdoing in relation to the debt contracted in the state of Coahuila during his term as governor,” the attorney wrote.

A simple drug bust
On an October morning last year, residents in the gated Champions Ridge subdivision watched as federal agents arrested a neighbor with ties to the Coahuila government.

Despite the tony digs, the raid looked like any other drug case. An indictment accused Raúl González Fernandez, a 42-year-old restaurateur who was born in Del Rio, of conspiring to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and possessing more than 500 grams of the drug.

Properties that the feds moved to seize in the case suggested they were looking at something more than a simple dope smuggling investigation.

They asked a judge to give them three San Antonio houses, all appraised at more than $500,000; the Champions Ridge home owned by González Fernandez, a house in the Vistas at Sonterra owned by his brother; and a house in Oakwell Farms, an exclusive inside-the-loop gated community, owned by their father, Raúl González Treviño.

In 2008, Humberto Moreira named González Treviño the state of Coahuila's spokesman in San Antonio, but it's unclear what duties he performed. González Treviño wouldn't comment and officials at the Mexican Consulate and in San Antonio's International Relations Office said they're not familiar with him.

Rubén Moreira, the current governor, told Mexican reporters that González Treviño's position was “unofficial” and unpaid.

González Fernandez, the son, has pleaded not guilty to the drug charges. The lawyer he initially hired to defend him said the family isn't involved in any crimes.

“It is my understanding that the Gonzalez family has contributed greatly to the economy of San Antonio,” his lawyer Carlos Quezada said.

What's known is this: the Gonzálezes control a media empire in Mexico and in recent years extended their influence across the border.

González Treviño, the father, bought his first house in San Antonio in the early 1990s. Then, starting in 2006, he and his brother, Roberto Casimiro González Treviño, went on a spending spree. Over five years, they purchased a dozen houses in San Antonio, selling off a handful and renting out others. Some sit empty today.

Last year, Raul González Treviño bought a one-acre piece of commercial property on U.S. 281 near TPC Parkway.

Roberto Casimiro González Treviño's company, RCG Radio y Televisión, has come a long way since the family business started 30 years ago, when it launched as Cablevision, the first cable company in Mexico.

Today, it has large office buildings in Saltillo and hangars at the city airport. The company also owns billboards around the state. Its radio and television stations have a reputation for supporting the Institutional Revolutionary Party, known by its Spanish acronym PRI, in general and the Moreiras in particular.

The former governor, critics said, was adept at bringing the news media to his side, leaning on advertisers or offering up party and government advertising as an enticement.

“When Humberto came into power, RCG was tiny,” said Jorge Rosales Saade, an official with the opposition PAN party in Coahuila. “All he had was Cablevision, but they made him a multimillionaire with enormous power. All the billboards that the PRI used in its campaigns they would rent from Roberto, and they'd easily get the permits from the city governments.”

Roberto Casimiro González Treviño also shows up on the list of people Bexar County prosecutors told a judge they want to ask witnesses about as part of their money laundering investigation, and he once owned the house in Champions Ridge that the feds are trying to seize from his nephew.

González Fernandez's girlfriend, Alejandra Ibarra, who lives at the Champions Ridge house with their 3-year-old daughter, said she doesn't believe he was involved in drug trafficking. The family has plenty of money from recent sales of Mexican media holdings, Ibarra said, and her boyfriend had income from running restaurants in Torreón, Coahuila, and San Antonio.

“I was shocked,” Ibarra said of her boyfriend's arrest. “I think he's not guilty, so I was shocked.”
González Fernandez didn't respond to letters written to him in jail, and his new attorney, San Antonio white collar crime expert Cynthia Orr, wouldn't comment.

The house in Champions Ridge is owned by Raul González Fernandez, but over the years it's been owned by his father, brother, uncle and by Vicente Chaires Yañez, Moreira's personal secretary while he was governor.

In 2011, a pair of Mexican senators called for an investigation into Chaires and his investment in real estate and in Coahuila radio and television stations. He's not been charged with a crime, and neither have the González Treviño brothers.

Roberto Casimiro González Treviño's properties are nominally owned by a complex structure of companies.

One of his Texas limited liability companies — the one that shows up on deed records — is controlled by a Dutch company, which is controlled by another Texas LLC, which is controlled by a trust.

Roberto Casimiro González Treviño signed the deed of sale for the property and he's listed as the trust's sole managing member, but his name does not appear on public records filed by the LLCs.

Ed Rodriguez, a former IRS agent who is not involved in the case, said there could be perfectly legitimate reasons for businessmen to distance themselves from properties they own, including protection from lawsuits. It makes the ownership of properties more difficult for investigators and regulators to trace, however, and also could be used to disguise the source of money in the original purpose.

“When there's two or three or four or five layers of individuals, that's called layering of ownership,” he said. “It becomes very difficult to track for any investigator in law enforcement, but it's especially more difficult for financial industry investigators because they're limited, they don't have authority of the government, subpoena power.”

Treasurer on the run
The most high-profile arrest of the money laundering investigation has been that of Villarreal, the former state treasurer. His saga began in mid-2011, when news broke of Coahuila's massive debt.
Over the next few months, Villarreal, Moreira — who by that time had left Coahuila to become the national leader of the PRI as it was poised to retake Mexico's presidency — and Torres, who had taken over the governorship, were forced to leave their respective jobs.
Coahuila prosecutors in October 2011 charged Villarreal with falsifying documents to take out millions of dollars in loans on the state's credit. He surrendered to state police on Oct. 29, 2011, and was released on bond within hours.

He quickly left Mexico for the U.S. and showed up in East Texas in February 2012 where he was again arrested. Sheriff's deputies there said they stopped Villarreal, his wife and brother-in-law Oswaldo Coronado traveling with $67,000.

Again he was released on bond and within days Mexican federal prosecutors leveled a new round of charges against him tied to the alleged fraudulent loans, which they say approached $250 million. By then, Villarreal disappeared.

In the following months, details of the U.S. investigation began trickling out through a series of lawsuits filed by federal and state prosecutors to seize bank accounts and property owned by limited liability companies that had been set up by Villarreal, Coronado, another brother-in-law, Villarreal's wife and his alleged mistress.

The lawsuits sought millions of dollars in bank accounts in Texas and Bermuda as well as the commercial strip center on U.S. 281, the pharmacy on Stone Oak Parkway, a storage center on Loop 1604, a condo on South Padre Island and most of a commercial block in Brownsville that prosecutors said was purchased with money stolen from Coahuila's treasury.

“Villarreal fraudulently acquired Mexican pesos totaling over $35 million in U.S. dollars and funneled the monies into United States bank accounts,” federal prosecutors in Corpus Christi wrote in a court filing. “Villarreal laundered these ill-gotten gains from the state of Coahuila with the assistance of family members, including his wife.... These family members assisted Villarreal by, among other things, opening bank accounts at U.S. banks, establishing business entities and purchasing real estate in the names of these business entities.”

Villarreal's attorney said the majority owners in the Texas LLCs are not Villarreal's family members, but a Panamanian company, and that the San Antonio property was purchased with money from lenders in Mexico, not kickbacks. Villarreal “was involved in facilitating the purchase of the properties,” Houston attorney Michael J. Wynne said.

With Villarreal on the run, the lawsuits languished. Meanwhile, the U.S. investigation sprawled.

As Torreón businessman Guillermo Flores Cordero stepped off a private jet in August at San Antonio International Airport, federal agents were waiting to take him to Corpus Christi to face charges that he illegally used shell companies to transfer millions of dollars from Mexico to the U.S. for others.

Flores has since pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge and agreed to give up millions of dollars in Texas bank accounts, a Learjet and his home in The Dominion. Prosecutors have said in court that they believe Flores helped a former governor of Tamaulipas, another state that borders Texas, launder bribe money from the Zetas. The former governor, Eugenio Hernández Flores, has said those allegations are false.

In another court filing, the feds wrote that Flores' case is somehow tied to their investigation of money allegedly stolen from the Coahuila government and laundered in Texas. His lawyer, Roy Barrera Jr., said Flores wasn't involved in public corruption or organized crime.

“He pleaded guilty to operating a money transmitting business without a license,” Barrera said. “That's it. You have to have a federal and state license for that. There were no guns, no drugs.”

Flores had made powerful friends in the U.S., among them lobbyist and former Congressman Henry Bonilla, who showed up at his initial court appearance in San Antonio.

The former lawmaker didn't respond to phone calls seeking comment, but at the time lawyers said Bonilla became friends with Flores after selling his house to the businessman and was there to show support.

Later in the year, attention focused on Coahuila's former interim governor. Prosecutors in Corpus Christi filed a lawsuit in late September accusing Torres, who owns a house near Houston, of using JP Morgan Chase Bank accounts to transfer millions of dollars from Mexico to Texas, then turning around and sending it offshore. The lawsuit seeks $2.8 million in an account Torres has in Bermuda.
A similar lawsuit is seeking to forfeit for $2.3 million Villarreal has in another Bermuda bank.

Rounding up witnesses
In December, six Coahuila businessmen gathered at the Hotel Contessa in downtown San Antonio. They refused to identify themselves to reporters or discuss why they were meeting in a conference room with prosecutors, a DEA agent and an investigator with the Texas attorney general's office.

Among the businessmen was a scowling Coronado, Villarreal's brother-in-law who was detained in East Texas, and Francisco Xavier Flores Valdez, a nephew of the Moreira brothers.

Wynne, Villarreal's attorney who was at the hotel meeting, said he's trying to show the Texas properties were purchased with legitimate funds.

“Our position on behalf of Mr. Villarreal is to establish the facts and show that he is not guilty. That's what we're doing,” he said. “It's a very complicated matter that's taking a lot of time, but there are bank records and property records and it's taking a while to sift through all the facts to show he did not do what they claim he did.”

U.S. authorities were ramping up their investigation after Gonzalez's arrest on drug charges. A federal grand jury in Corpus Christi in November charged Villarreal and Torres with money laundering and fraud.

Torres remains a fugitive in Mexico. His high-powered attorney, J.A. “Tony” Canales, said Torres is innocent but won't come to the U.S. to fight the charges because he's afraid he won't get bond.
“If he gets extradited we will (fight the criminal case), but right now he has not been extradited, so he's still in Mexico,” Canales said.

He wouldn't say more in an interview, but in court Canales called the indictment “a sham” and accused prosecutors of using it to retaliate against Torres for fighting the civil suit.

“The government is abusing its power,” Canales wrote in one filing. “First, the government filed a civil complaint and, when (Torres) contested this civil forfeiture by filing a motion to dismiss, then the government brought an indictment over the same subject matter — all with the purpose of obstructing the ability to defend oneself against a groundless forfeiture.”

By the time federal prosecutors charged Torres and Villarreal, Bexar County prosecutors finally had started moving their civil lawsuit forward. Initially, they claimed in court documents that the money in the Texas banks and the funds used to buy the San Antonio properties came from fraudulent loans Villarreal took out on Coahuila's credit.

Now, said Herberg, the No. 2 at the DA's office, prosecutors believe at least some of the $6.5 million in a JP Morgan Chase and Co. bank account that his office is suing to forfeit came from kickbacks.
Coronado and Flores Valdez, the Moreiras' nephew, were in San Antonio responding to a request by Bexar County to depose representatives of the LLCs that Villarreal's family members manage.

The prosecutors' deposition request included a list of people and entities they would be asking about, including the Moreira brothers, their nephew, a number of Villarreal's family members, Chaires, Humberto Moreira's former secretary, and Roberto Casimiro Gonzalez Treviño, the Coahuila cable magnate whose nephew was arrested in San Antonio and whose brother served as the state's spokesman here.

Also on the list were Villarreal, the former treasurer; Torres, the former interim governor; and Flores, the businessman who pleaded guilty in Corpus Christi.

“They are either identified as being investors in some of these corporations, or persons with knowledge of some of the transactions,” Herberg said. “And that is why we want to ask questions as far as their involvement or knowledge.”


The Zetas ties
In February, Villarreal slipped across one of the international bridges in El Paso and turned himself in to federal agents. They whisked him to San Antonio, where prosecutors unsealed an indictment charging him with another count of money laundering.
It alleges that he laundered in San Antonio the proceeds of bribes, theft, embezzlement and drug distribution, another indication that the U.S. is investigating whether there's a connection between the alleged raiding of Coahuila's state coffers and the Zetas, a gang started by former Mexican special forces soldiers to be the Gulf Cartel's paramilitary arm.

Today, the Zetas are their own criminal organization engaged in a wide range of illegal activities including drug trafficking, prostitution, human trafficking and distribution of counterfeit goods. Like a traditional mafia, the Zetas also are involved in public works fraud, creating fake companies or suborning legitimate businesses and bribing public officials in exchange for government contracts that are inflated or never completed.

In October 2012, José Eduardo Moreira, Humberto's son, was found murdered outside the border city of Acuña, and several police officials were arrested in connection with the slaying.

In interviews after his son's killing, Moreira placed blame on narcoempresarios, businessmen with ties to the cartels who allowed the gangs to act with impunity. The Zetas in particular had spread their control to Coahuila's mining sector, Moreira said. The gang, he said, was responsible for a wave of violence that killed tens of thousand in Mexico, many in Coahuila.

The government's investigation shouldn't stop with the drug gangs, the former governor told the Saltillo newspaper Vanguardia.

He asked for “an investigation of those persons, many of whom are part of society and are well-known and who have financial relations with (organized crime) and who have made their fortunes through them. Consequently, they are also responsible for the death of my son and the 80,000 or 100,000 — you see the numbers aren't what they're thought to be, as much as 150,000 — ultimately dead from this war.”

There is an excellent interactive image display, use link below to original full article

San Antonio Express 

The narrative below is translated, use the blue hyperlink in my post to the translation:

59 comments:

  1. "Coahuila y Tejas was one state under Mexican rule."
    It was Coahuila y Texas.
    Tejas would be the modern name in Spanish.
    The old name in Spanish is TEXAS, because the X had the sound of the J when TEXAS was named by the Spanish.
    That's why we have MEXICO, BEXAR COUNTY, MEXIA, TEXAS, TRUXILLO STREET in HOUSTON.

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    1. Indeed. I'm just thinking how is "legalizing it" going to help any of this? Never underestimate our collective stupidity.

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  3. Lazcano is alive!!!!

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    1. Yea so is Elvis, and tupac I bet u still believe in Santa Claus too. Lol really ? He's dead get over it.

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  4. I saw the video when you posted it about 3 years ago(?) but, I watched it again and realize I missed aspects of the story the first go round. Great read

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  5. Thanks for the update Chivis! I really like seeing updates on the Coahuila story.

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  6. Humberto Moreira made sure his brother Ruben succeeded him as governor of Coahuila so that he (Bertie) would not be investigated, much less prosecuted, by the state of Coahuila for the vast sums he and his compadres stole from the state. Humberto also diverted millions of Coahuila dollars to fund Pena Nieto's presidential campaign, then made sure he (Bertie, again) got heavily involved in PRI national politics. This was his insurance against being prosecuted by the Mexican federal government. This is why all the prosecutions for corruption in Coahuila-- translated into money laundering for U.S. judicial purposes-- have taken place in the U.S. The fix is still in place in Coahuila.

    Mexican politicians have two sayings to explain their greed, excuse me, their philosophy: "El que no tranza no avanza" (If you don't make dirty deals you don't get ahead) and "Un politico pobre es un pobre politico" (A poor politician is not a very good politician).

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  7. so the only ones who have done anything about mexican corruption is the united states of america. That would be great if info was leaked about an investigation on EPN corruption. as obviously he benefited greatly from it. oh, and I'm also glad Moreira's nephew was taken out by Z40. that would be cool if more family of corrupt officials were executed by the cartels...Good job Trevino..

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  8. corruption at its finest.

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  9. And how do they pronounce San Jacinto in Houston and other spanish names in South Tejas? Please pay attention to the important things instead of your silly grammer police patroling. (this message is for 3:09PM)

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  10. Nice Chivis. This article is on of the few that proves there is even bigger players behind the scenes. In reality, it would be impossible to be a governor and not be corrupt in Mexico. For that matter, to some degree in the US. It was very interesting how they crossed the governor and boom, Lazcano dies by Navy and Trevino is captured. So who was the real boss. TRC

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  11. So his own Uncle gave up Lalo by taking away his GATES escorts and armour truck?

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  12. Thank you.
    it was the FEDS (Marina) and DEA that killed Lazca and captured 40, and Marina also nabbed Ardilla, not the state elements. Coahuila gob complained about not given information about the operation before hand. I can't imagine why.

    At the beginning of Pelon's governorship, Chapo made a bit of a move further east in Coahuila, and was responsible for murders (with narco mantas) in places like Saltillo. That is when there were increased state element activity in the northern cities like PN and Acuña, the state was a mess.

    Remember what is published is only a small fraction of what exists. I commented about the 4 bodies in Rio Bravo a couple hrs after the Lalo killing. 1 survived, they were bound and tossed in the river but he managed to float to the del rio side and was picked up, treated, sent to geo and deported.

    He is one of the killers of Lalo (Sifuentes) who was later captured in Monclova after the US set him free. It is a long story I should write about because not one paper in Mexico wrote the story, and Coahuila sure as hell won't write about it. DR Herald only had a little paragraph about the guy who made it across.

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  13. That dead dude he looks like an angel...... at least he didn't get his face eaten by a beast like where I live in az on this reservation.

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  14. When I heard teta 40's nephew got killed I celebrated with an 18 pack of beer every time tetaz suffer I enjoy

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    1. I agree they need to be wiped out they are a scourge to Mexico n Latin America

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    2. And u cryed and got some kleenex when chapo got caught i bet

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    3. Not really I dont care bout no narcos but tetaz r the worst

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  15. How did you manage to get all this info from?

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  16. Asset forfeiture laws of Texas and the U.S. are quite appealing for law enforcement and prosecutors who all get a slice of the asset or money seized. So while, the corrupt may send their money here, our government takes a hard look at this new-formed wealth. It's not a safe haven for long.

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  17. Kinda random, but what happen to the anonymous Acuña twitter page. They use to have info about what was going on in Coahuila.

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    1. They have disbanded, 2 of the original members are involved with other areas of anonymous. The other 2 are no longer with anonymous, but still keep in touch with one another and are very aware of what happens in acuna.

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    2. I heard they shut down the bridge in del rio going to acuña because someone was caught with grenades or something like that.

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    3. Yes, it was shut down for 6-7 hours a week ago. Two men and a woman were stopped for a random check at the toll booth leaving Del Rio and heading to Acuna. They had one grenade and 28 more were found in a house in Del Rio.

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  18. so, is that colony of military retirees in coahuila the center of the zeta empire?
    --from here it has always looked like the state was given to the military to pursue their own drug traffickng operations, zetas were too well organized and too expansive, to be the creation of a gafe lieutenant guzman decena too hooked up on cocaine and a gafe corporal like el lazca, they were just pawns at the front, all the communications towers, all the towns, weapons and murders, it just doesn't happen...
    --the guys getting prosecuted in texas, home of george w bush, by obama administration prosecutors, must be directed to the republicans who have been blocking president obama's agenda for six years, forgetting their huge mountain pile of bad deeds and ugly record, i hope the comadre fight between them gets much uglier...

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    1. The zetas were the creation of guzman decena aka Z1 and oziel cardenas thats an irrefutable fact.after the death of decena and oziels arrest lazcano commanded the zetas because of hes leadership and balls thats also a fact. They were never the ponds of some military drug dealing faction thats a stupid theory.

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  19. sain yaicinto in jiuston,howsabout that? like the prenunciachion?
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    --bertie boy moreira is living now in morelos state in a house a friend let him have, he is waiting for his buddy pena nieto to give him a job in the now not so new but very tarnished administration, hopefully somewhere where there is a lot of money to steal, or contracting some billion dollar loans to steal or administering some billions of dollars to steal, pesos are not appealing, there is no value to the peso outside of mexico, only the colombians take them, and the migrant guatemalans, hondurans and salvadorans, to get something to eat on the way home to the US...
    --jesus leyzaola is also on the morelos state, directing the kidnapping for ransom in the area, and i hope he kidnaps bertie boy and takes all his money and returns bertie boy's head just to make sure it is over...

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  20. GREAT ARTICLE!!!

    It shows two extremely important aspects that are hidden by public meida:
    1. drugs is first and foremost a business!
    2. those benefitting from the drug trade are not the cartels. They are the dogs getting killed and locked away. The real winners are politicians and business men destroying society for their benefit.

    We should not kid ourselves to think this is only the case in Mexico, because the truth is: it like this everywhere including here in the US!

    The only solution to this problem is freedom tyranny through

    L E G A L I Z A T I O N !!!

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  21. This is the scum fucking up Mexico the most

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  22. What a great way for the us to steal money from Mexico. Get the thieves to hide their booty here and then rob them! Blame the thieves of course to cover up the fact that Uncle Sam is going to keep all that Mexican money.

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  23. you wrote:
    "in the 1800s, Coahuila y Tejas was one state under Mexican rule."

    that's interesting fact and quite surprising to me

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  24. 7:35 and when your family gets chopped up I will be the one laughing

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    1. Can't you girly zetas find a new way to kill cutting up people has gotten boring
      Zetas are the weakest girls on the playground
      Cholo homos

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  25. "how do you manage to get this info?"
    Oh yes- like she will give you a list of sources. Her reporting on Coah is always solid. She works there, and obviously knows "people".

    Chivis-question, you thought in time you thought Humberto Moreira would be cleared to get back in the political game, that a deal was struck. Still think that is a possibility?

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  26. bertie boy will never be cleared, his covering up of the zetas ended costing his son his life, and his greedy shenanigans will never be forgotten, no matter what el puñetas mayor says, or his supreme court full of corrupt magistrates or the PGR or the mexican state's attorney, he will be very busy hiding the money he stole, like carlos salinas de gortari, and counseling other crooks about how to steal from the government, as a matter of fact there are a few asessors doing exactly that, directing all kind of robbing of the mexican patrimony with impunity, and sending the money out of the country for safekeeping, even they will never see the money again...
    --remember, el profesor did not even have money for bus fare, like la chucky, now they are multimillionaires a la carlos hank gonzalez...they have never been aces of business or politics, they spend all their waking hours carrying out the instructions of their counselors to steal even the toilet paper from the schools, at least they don't have pederastia among their personal record of crimes like another hopeful, mario marin, el gober precioso who still expects peña nieto to give him some rich appointment where he can save mexico by robbing it some more, to send some more money to his swiss chalets for his cosmopolitan naco son to buy some more swiss blond cows with big teats and ferraris...no more breaks!!!

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  27. That's y z40 ardilla and maybe lazcano still living very much ok cuz it was all worked out through their bosses????

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    1. Ardilla looks like Tuta's son they both look goofy!

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  28. Why is the audio disturbed? Can't understand shit.

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  29. @9:06 Thank you!!!
    About Bert, I am sure a deal was cut, remember he was holding the ace because of the pending presidential election. If he would have stayed in the country and fought the charges, exposing PRI to further scandal, they would have lost the election. So he was promised something. That said they have to have fall guys, the easiest is to blame Torres and Villareal, and claim that the bulk of wrong doings occurred outside the time of Berts governorship.

    He is a people person, knows how to assimilate with any social class, he is a great campaigner and I don't count him out with having a come back. If he even wants it, I think yes, the power of his arrogance can easily trump his pragmatism.

    He was living near Cuernavaca, Vanessa his wife gave birth to their first son, Humbertoito was born in DF last February, it is there 4th child born in this marriage, the other three were born in San Antonio, the first one died a few days after being born

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  30. @ Chivis wasnt siffuentes one of the policia that set him up and why they tried killing them and throwing them in the rio bravo. Didn't flaco get caught in monclova too. Can you please write an article on the aftermath of lalo and the Z's

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  31. @12:01
    Yes to both Qs..
    I have all the info, me and my friend Lacy worked together on it, at the time I decided I should not write it for a couple of personal reasons, but i am thinking now may be a good time. I will talk to her about it.

    When Sifuentes was caught he still had healing wounds on his face from being tossed in the river. BP picked him up. Telling the story would be an embarrassment to a few of the US agencies, but perhaps it would expose how one agency is not connected to they other in an effective way.

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    1. Chivis, Run with thst story! You know I am always here to help!
      Lacy

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  32. That's crazy. I live in San Antonio.

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  33. Heard a rumor "El Dumbo" Zeta plaza boss of Monclova was arrested. Any truth to this?

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  34. They captured comandante diablo

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  35. Actually the 'x' in old Spanish is the 'sh' sound. It is Arabic in origen from 700 yrs of Islamic rule over Spain. Xeque = Sheik. The use of the 'j' as an 'h' sound came about after Norman (Germanic Frenchies) conquest Spain. They couldnt pronounce 'sh'. Thus en shallah became ojala, or hope to Allah.

    Texas is rightly pronounced Tesha the word for friend in the language of the Indigenous who lived there before the Europeans (Spanish) came along & decided to 'claim it'.

    But yeah, there was a very short period when Mexico held some of the territories claimed by Spain, as it itself only existed as one part of New Spain for a few hundred years.

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  36. @chivis. Who bought a 26 M usd boutique hotel in Spain ? Have fun investigating Saludos

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  37. And how do they pronounce San Jacinto in Houston and other spanish names in South Tejas? Please pay attention to the important things instead of your silly grammer police patroling. (this message is for 3:09PM)


    Signed not Xappy.

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  38. 4:45 "legalization" is a pursuit of impunity by criminals, hellbent on making a luxurious living from the vices and weaknesses of their victims, if legalization gets obtained, they will just pursue more clients...
    --right now the high prices of "medicinal" keeps traffick of illegal grifa and prosecutions on the up and up...
    --free grifa would save the US government more than 90% of the money they actually spend fighting drug trafficking, help the producers, and fuck middlemen in the ass, because nobody would need their "services", there would be no hope of monetary rewards, as it was intended since the start of vice, no pleasure needs a pimp in the middle, it is like a shitfly on your juicy steak...
    --the chinese knew a long time ago about the evils of drugaddiction, tried to kick it out of their country, and the english went to war and reinstated it until today...
    --the taliban had almost extinguished the opiates planting and trafficking, the US reinstated it...
    --the us has claudicated on drug traffickng by not prosecuting the biggest of the traffickers and their money launderers, and on legalizing grifa, luckily the greed of the investors has kept a lot of it illegal somehow...

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  39. @ 5:54 PM "Actually the 'x' in old Spanish is the 'sh' sound. It is Arabic in origen from 700 yrs of Islamic rule over Spain. Xeque = Sheik."

    No Xit?

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  40. 7:02
    don't you dare do that to me :)
    it must be Bert, I was surprised he rented, albeit a price rent, I thought he would buy something.

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  41. i'm sorry to inform you that the indians all over the continent did not know the roman alphabet, nor the arabic, the hispanic missioneers wrote what they could from what they heard, from the survivors of the pestilence and smallpox epidemics that decimated the indian populations of the continent.
    now even english and spanish speaking people can not understand what other people say in their own language, so, try and catch up, tighthen up your ass, and forget about correcting and criticizing, it's not gonna work!!!

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  42. This ardilla really looks like a chipmunk. Cant believe a fucking peasant like this ordered the killing of them migrants he shld be set on fire while alive

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  43. Lacy:

    Amiga! Qué pasa?
    I sent you an email, I will dig out the info and see where we are.
    (Hola a Emiliano.... :)

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  44. regarding stupid theories, president carlos salinas de gortari stole the so called partida secreta, about a one billion dollars, most of it was for the defense dept of mexico, the lack of funds, obviously led to giving something in return to the mexican militay, part of it, their own retirement colony, in coahuila, and the military is not going to waste years and years of experience and education in military college learning to sell pumpkin seeds in the plaza nor on becoming coahuila miners, it went from learning with the cdg after infiltrating to establishing their own turf from NE mexico to michoacan, all the south pacific coast to all the gulf of mexico, too much territory, too much needed to do that, only the mexican army could have done that, including their own communications systems.
    a drug addicted gafe lieutenant decena and a crazy but smart corporal lazcano do not reunite the smarts to do that by themselves, and the current zeta leadership do not have it either, try and oook beyond your nose...
    i personally know some mexican military and about the shortcomings of the pay scale, about the benefits of belonging to the armed forces of mexico, NONE; you may find a career as a police officer, for low pay too, and if you chose to be honest, you will not last long, you will be very lucky if you get out alive from working and doing a clean job for the mexican armed forces...
    the stupid charges stand, the mexican armed forces are corrupt and ass kissers of the president and governors...

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