Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May go free: Iguala mayors wife gets favorable ruling

Lucio R for Borderland Beat

When the infamous Iguala Mayor and his wife were arrested, a little detail of fact escaped most people outside of Mexico, we at BB did make mention that the case against Maria de los Angeles Pineda, wife of the former mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, was going to be a tough nut to crack. The fact is, she was never charged in the normalistas case.

The genesis of the case began on a night when hell showered Iguala, Guerrero with violence, murder and terror that left in the balance, over 50 people who were killed or presumed killed, by municipal police allegedly per orders by the mayor.  42 of those presumed dead have not been accounted for and are known as “The 43”.  “The normalistas”, were students earning their teaching certificate to be able to teach elementary education in rural areas of Mexico. The remains of only 1 of the 43 who were taken that night was positively identified though DNA studies.

In the case of Pineda, prosecutors were never able to tie her to the normalistas case; they could not find enough evidence to successfully prosecute her.

On November 4th she was arrested and held for 60 days on a preventative detention including  an extension of 20 days.  During the 60 days the PGR Attorney General failed twice trying to charge Pineda in the normalistas case. The court rejected the case due to insufficient evidence.She was never charged.

In a peculiar move, on the third attempt she was indicted on a charge not related to the normalistas case, it was for money laundering and charges of organized crime involvement.  She is accused of the laundering of at least 13 million pesos for the Beltrán Leyva brothers and the Guerreros Unidos cartels.
"El Grande" says Pineda laundered drug money and may have had a fling with Arturo Beltran
Mexico’s narco turned protected witness, BLO’s Sergio Villarreal Barragán, known as “El Grande”, (code name "Jennifer”) did give information on the Pineda brothers and of Pineda herself.  He establishes she was involved not only with the money laundering and but investments from drug money, including purchasing several properties in Tres Palos, Acapulco. 

Villarreal eluded to the fact she may have had a fling with Capo Arturo Beltran.   Pineda, says Villarreal, attended BLO parties in Cuernavaca with her brothers, and that Abarca was never with her.

But the peculiarity in the case came in, when she was denied her right to present a defense.

On its face, the action was so imprudent that it almost seems that it must have been intentional.

Reforma reported on last Friday, on the 24th, a federal court in the state of Mexico disposed of the arrest order; on grounds the she was denied her right to present defense in the case against her.

Rendering the process unlawful and faulty.

Next there will be a judicial review, which could uphold the ruling and allow her to be set free.

The Mexican attorney general has also insisted that Pineda has links with organized crime in the state of Guerrero, specifically with the Guerreros Unidos cartel, which is suspected of kidnapping the 43 students.

Finding evidence of Pineda’s links to organized crime should not be a difficult task.  Her family ties to organized crime began in Morelos, when the brothers worked for BLO. Two of her brothers were executed for their betrayal to Arturo Beltrán Leyva, confirmed by Pineda’s mother in an interrogation by her kidnappers, which was videotaped. Pineda's brothers were BLO lieutenants.

Her family continued with organized crime business and Pineda’s brothers became leaders of Guerreros Unidos, the cartel instrumental in the killing and kidnappings on September 26, 2014 of the normalistas.

Her entire family, including her parents has been arrested multiple times for organized crime activities.  Pineda’s defense team contends “she has not seen her family in years”. 

Meaning the fact that the cartel of her family being involved in the normalista killings, in Iguala, where her husband is mayor, is just an amazing, incredible coincidence. 

The fact that her husband, aided by Guerreros Unidos,  killed a social activist in 2012,  is another incredible fact of coincidence.

There are  surviving witnesses to the murder.

Abarca was witnessed as picking up the AK47 aiming it at the already kidnapped, tortured and beaten Arturo Hernandez, and saying just before firing the weapon “ you fucked with me and now I will have the pleasure of killing you.”

Abarca was not charged with the murder, until after the normalistas killings occurred.  Pineda was thought to be the “woman in the car” watching the Hernandez killing and who accompanied Abarca to the scene, but witnesses could not clearly see the woman enough to make a positive identification.  However she and her husband both warned Hernandez, that he would be harmed, this was said in a public forum.

Both Pindea and Abarca have been charged with attempted bribery, stemming  from the charge they attempted to bribe police officers who arrested them.

That case is under appeal and in dispute.

Although it is unlikely that Abarca will go completely free, there have been problems with the normalistas case against him from the beginning.  Chivis and I both listened to a recorded conversation with Abarca and the Guerrero Attorney general, and we concluded that there was a good possibility that in the case of the normalistas murders, that Abarca may have not known what was happening.  On the recording he seems confused and did not know many details.  It could be he gave the “ok”, but did not give the order.  

One of the witnesses contends “everyone was told they were Los Rojos infiltrated in the group of normalistas.” Maybe Abarca was told the same, but a strong possibility is that the order really did come from elsewhere.

Alternatively, he could be the patsy for someone else calling the shots, someone who was clever enough not to leave a trail that would lead back to her, thereby circumventing any possibility of the crime being proven against her.  There is much that will never be known in this case.  

“But when we interrogated them we could see they were all were normalistas.  They said, each of them, I am a normalistas of Ayotzinapa.” Said one of the arrested sicarios.

For his part, the attorney general seems to have given up on the case against Pineda, but says, 

“this doesn’t mean she is free she has another charge of crimes against health... “which is serious”, he vies.

87 comments:

  1. http://www.kpho.com/story/28924135/arpaio-no-sign-of-suspects-in-deadly-drug-dispute

    Hello, Chivis
    Post this story please, it's about drug cartels fighting in the Arizona desert over territory. Also wanted to know what's up with the war that's going on in sonoyta, Sonora. Things are hot in Sonora especially on the border towns. Who runs Puerto peñasco as well? Hope to see this story posted. Thanks and keep up the hard work

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  2. If she walks out of jail, then Mexico seriously has no hope!

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    1. She will. Here Tamps. "Its Catch And Release" We catch we pay we go home. But Gov. Cantu says everything is ok in Tamps

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    2. They are ready to NUKE Tampas

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  3. so both may be exonerated from the normalistas case? How can that be?
    so no one pays for the crime?

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    1. 12:58 they the imperial couple of iguala didn't do it...
      --if "they" who really did it do not release them, the imperial couple will talk, and it would get worse for peña nieto and all the sicarios he inherited from el asesino invisible, ernesto zedillo ponce de leon, and Ruben Figueroa alcocer, emilio chuayffet chemor, and angel aguirre rivero, who can also return to his position as governor of the state of guerrero, and pick again his sucessor...again!!!

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  4. Poor people of Mexico. Mexico is truly the shittiest shithole in the entire world. What a piece of shit.

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    1. Shittier than iraq? Siria? Pakistan? US ghettoes? Haiti? N.korea? Most african countries? Jamaica?...ill stay in mexico thank you very much

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    2. Your comment is the shittiest... I've read some moronic comments here before, but yours takes the cake. Congrats!

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    3. Dumb ass people say and do some dumb ass shit..
      Like sayin ' nuke Tamaulipas or Mexico'
      Like I said,dumb ass people

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    4. If you've heard of Nigeria, you would sing a love song about the Zetas.

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    5. If that was the case NAFTA wouldnt exist. Legitimate $ is being made on both sides of the border. Globally as well. Please go back to school and educate yourself. Te lo digo en buena onda mi hija.

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    6. I actually am a White American living in Mexico and not in the tourist resorts or American enclaves. I do feel more danger all around me. But I have been to Morocco, Haiti, Brazil, Jamaica and other places that I would not live for any amount of money. Some of the ghetto's in the USA are places I would never set foot. I do feel much safer in the USA for sure overall. I Love it here in Mexico and the good people are great. All of Mexico that is a shithole. But there sure is a lot of corruption, criminals and more. If you know where you can go, and under what circumstances it can be OK. I have had good hard working and honest friends killed here for no reason other than they were successful and someone else wanted what they have. But do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. There are shitholes all over the world. But the wonderful people here make it worth a little more risk to me. Like the post written by 8:12 it could be worse. I could be Black and live in Detroit or other ghetto areas where there are high rates of murder. If I lived in the Ghetto I would stay away from the bars, walking the streets at night, and hanging out on the corners at night. I make the right choices here in Mexico to live fine. If I feel too much heat here where I live I can move to another area. I will not go to the areas in Mexico that are under duress, but there are other great areas I can enjoy. If my post was not anonymous I would not be posting here either.

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    7. When were any of you in Irac or Pakisan or Africa. I know Nigeria and still sing no love song for Zetas. At least you know your enemy in other country's. Here in mexico its a free for all. Who will kill me today? Could come from any where and most the people here hav e blinders. They happy its not them being skinned or burnt alive. Damn, can't believe I still live here.

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    8. 5.43
      Dude,at least you bein real,,and sometime hope you can do what you want like go up?Brother I hope no fucker touches you,be safe man

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    9. What is better, pears or apples, or oranges?
      --I've been all over mexico, seediest bars, lousiest ho's, brawlers all over, and I never got in trouble, even on el DF, except when I hung with lieutenants, Sargents, corporals and soldiers of the mexican army, they love to party, they love their friends and they kick ass, my only problem is that they also obey orders...
      -- then there comes chicago or el paso, nobody mess with me, street corners, alleys, all mine, I don't have to even ask, bars, whatever... Maybe because nobody ever saw me trying to take what was not mine, without paying for it...

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    10. 3:00 being "legal" does not make many things moral, or ethical...
      --That is why lobbyists pay billions of dollars to twist some legality into the laws that protect their prostitute shenanigans from prosecution...
      --remember that line "corporations are persons, my friend"? Who said it?

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  5. If she walks out of jail someone is gonna make sure she doesn't make it to Chismas believe that .

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    1. you have at least 43 men seeking vengeance on you, woman! bribes will gwt you out of jail, not out of these mens designs of revenge.

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    2. The 43 know, she may be a murderer, but she did not do anything to the ayotzinapos, take a chill pill, and look beyond your nose...
      --#fue el gobierno means fue el gobierno federal, and their soldiers...

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    3. This broad is evil as fuck.
      You tell it in the glare in her eyes.

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    4. If YOU HAD TO FORK THE ASS TO ANGEL AGUIRRE RIVERO...
      you would have crazy looking eyes too, and would be trying to make everybody else pay...

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    5. 12.39
      Lmao fork the arse to Angel Aguirre

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  6. I told everyone on previous reports. Lady mayor was going going to go free not from lack of evidence but from (cooperating) n giving up her husband. They just say (lack evidence)

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    1. She was no mayor, and never was a lady, she is just a climber, climbs to beds for all she has got, she was first lady of iguala and a ho, like la gaviota, only la gaviota gets much better paid, and rides the "presidential aigroplanes", and never goes to prison, o matter what...

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  7. Agreed I was about to say the same thing I want that bitch to die a horrible pain filled death till her last breath

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  8. A true narco state with true narco justice. The more you kill the sooner you are freed. Z-40 & Z-42 should be released soon and La Tuta then. Hopefully death befalls all of them and if that witch walks free out the prison doors I hope she is met with a fierce volley of AK-47 & AR-15 rounds and cannot be identified when its over except by DNA and prison camera footage of her walking out and meeting her Maker. I'm melting....I'm melting....

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  9. Maybe there should be a poll on here to see what people want? Not to lash out though, just to see the depths of feeling in this case.

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    1. A poll would be helpful. The shocking tragedy of of the normalistas cuts deep, heart and soul. There is also an element of deja vu in their disappearances that brings to mind the Argentinian Generals' "Purification Program" that "disappeared" countless numbers of Argentinians in the '70's & '80's. Mexico's blessed-be-the-elite presidents and their dirty governments have turned failing the people of Mexico into a national tradition that has got to get broken. Justice is owed to these self sacrificing, brave souls who only wanted to teach school. Education is perceived as a threat to Mexico's ruling class. the country's lack of funding for public education is a crime against humanity. The Argentinian Generals had their pet sluts, too. This desgraciada should spend the rest of her days in prison for her role in the disappearances of the normalistas just as her husband the mayor should for his involvement.

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  10. She will not be happy out of ceresa. This is can guaranty

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    1. She is called "bigotona" en el cereso...

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  11. No reason to be surprised here folks. The judge was given an offer he could not refuse (plomo or plata) and choose the only thing he could for the sake of himself and his family. It is nor the first or last time this happens in Mexico (or even the US).
    Fact is: Mexico is soooooo fucked. I feel sorry both for the stupid mexicans which are destroying their own country out of greed and ignorance and the innocent mexicans must suffer at their hands.

    A too powerfull elite will always become corrupt and unfortunately also the US is showing clear signs (albeit still far behind Mexico) of the elite doing whatever they want whilst the little man with the full force of the law.

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    1. 8:25am
      Can you provide anything to substantiate your claim about the judge being made an offer he can't refuse??

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    2. It's obvious!

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    3. 11:06 if you expect a tutateca video, you may be out of luck, but as the Lord used to say, by the fruit, you"ll know the tree...
      --And He was not talking about el mil mascaras when He mentioned "fruit"
      -- here we accuse this and that guy without scientific proof, we do not follow the rules of evidence, and can not convict or exhonerate anyone in a court of law, but we can say what is the tree, because of the fruit...

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    4. 1:49pm
      Being obvious doesn't substantiate it tho.

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    5. @2:12AM

      In science there is never "proof", there is evidence, among other things, which support scientific theories (explanations of observed phenomena).
      -Junius

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    6. Ok, Philip Francis, aka "nemesis", you never said if that you junius/google...wiki...

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    7. @11:47AM

      If you want to use a moniker I recommend "Decimus". It was used by the literary genius Thomas Chatterton who at only 16 years of age was considered a rival of Junius.

      -Junius

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    8. If they seriously have no evidence,how can they convict?They can charge her,but?Everything said about her up to now is basically heresay is it not,similar to Mi ruka tiene los hots,always pretending to be something else?Anyway,charging and convicting Maria Pineda are two different things altogether,but bein Mexico who knows?

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    9. 2.12
      Lmao good one,as in Beirut?
      Nah ninguna posibilidad

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    10. 3.52
      The Boy Genius,Marvellous Boy?

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    11. @8:19pm
      Where you get that from?
      -Junius

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  12. We all know, freedom comes at a cost..she will pay up one day!

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  13. Meanwhile Mireles is still locked up! Mexicos goverment is dirty as can be.. Mexico wants killers, drug dealers ect.. Thats where there money is .. Sad

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  14. El grande's code name "Jennifer", LOL!

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    1. And they say the blo dont snitch look at el grande he was up there.But now he's la jennifer

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    2. what makes matters worse, there is no code of ethics or secrecy in mexcio. they probably gave him about a long time ago, just waiting for the right time to whack him.

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  15. la sueltan libre y alguien mas va hacer el trabajo de las autoridades(sera ejecutada stilo la peli roja)

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    1. Moon! La pelirroja, she was pretty, what a waste of a woman...but she fucked up...
      On the 'state of monterrey', (epn) you don't fuck around for nothing...

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    2. La Pelirroja,she apparently came from a decent family?I like them strong slightly older women who have their own mind,a definite MILF,she was arrested a couple of times,she may even have kidnaped her own family members?
      Kidnapping is bad enough but your own family?Remember the mantas'the dumb bitch thought we were rescuing her'

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  16. El Chapo got her off the hook...she must have done some favors in the past for Chapo...she only slept with Arturo Beltran Leyva because Chapo told her to do so...all so he could get the Low Down on Arturo...Chapo is a mastermind genius ...every move is thought through 100 times over...don't hate me...hate the facts of El Chapo Guzman...

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    1. Okay, well I still hate you.

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    2. No mames....what mastermind genius cannot even spell his own name? I'm sure Chapo did think everything over 100 times...but only because he doesn't understand jaja

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    3. Bullshit, that was before chapo and barbas were fighting.

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    4. The beltranes had style to go, in mexico, on el DF, with televisa starlets and jotos, with government officials, politicians, etc etc etc, until one day, genaro garcia luna and enrique peña nieto decided they wanted "it all"...
      --El chapo had nothing to do with the demise of beltran leyvas, his business was mostly international, the blo's was International too, but it's bread and butter was el DF, and fighting with la barbie was also not good for business, but el PVEM talks good shit, el H believed he was the bomb with el PVEM on his side...

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    5. Calm down cheerleaders

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  17. LOL there will be aggressive protests about this for 2-3 days and then everyone will forget about it and Pineda will get back to business as usual.

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  18. The role of the court in most countries is "how do we analyze the case facts and come to a verdict".
    The role of the court in Mexico is "how do we spin this so that the public believes we're not just letting them go".

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  19. This is so typical of the Mexican "judicial" system. They find a way to spin the case facts so they can get out of putting her away for life, but they save face by saying "oh but we ARE convicting her of charges for money laundering!", and put her away for 2-3 years.

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    1. For my friends the protection of the law, for my enemies, the enforcement of the laws.

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  20. Free her all they want. You can only hide so much in Mexico. They are going to kill her. If not the community, the other cartels. Just being mentioned as having affiliation has made her a mark. The cartels don't care about proof. They are more concerned about reassurance that if she is connected, she will not continue to provide financial security to another cartel. She better get out and run like hell. Some may feel her release is wrong and blame the government, but the government already know her demise. If any of the big cartels want her, they have her.

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  21. Welcome to mexico, can you expect any less? not right, mexicans raising up against government and the government kills them and their families don't get justice. never ending injustice!!!!!

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  22. This dog face bitch is more worse than Pablo Escobar was, Pablo declared war on his Colombian government and most of his attacks were strategic and for a reason .So the US government stepped in to help Colombia, an ocean away? Meanwhile just beside the US border there's all these demonic-like creatures committing HISTORIC atrocities far more worse than Escobar trafficking Cocaine. WHY? HOW? Mexico's needs it's own version of LOS PEPES...

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    1. wrong, escobar was a bloodthirsty animal who like the mexicans killed those un-loyal to him. he massacred countless innocents because as he said, he could.

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    2. Los pepes were US sponsored paramilitary persecuting drug trafficking capos, not because they were drug trafficking rebels, but to steal the drug trafficking business from them, they got wind of how much money was involved, and got with the real owners of the "trade"
      AND keep working with them...

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    3. 8:18 I don't think he was Blood thirsty just a very strategic Drug/War Lord. If he was blood thirsty than we would've seen barbarism/beheadings/mutilations etc. etc. He killed his ENEMIES which were traitors and government officials, for specific reasons, he didn't go around killing students or protesters. Which I'm sure at the time were out there stating what was going on. All I'm saying is there is almost no humanity left in modern day civilization from just a couple generations ago. Narco traffickers were Narco taffickers now they are mass murderers, while everyone just wait's to read the next big head line of more tragedy, DOING NOTHING!

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    4. 2:33 I've heard that too. What I don't understand is what I said before though. How can the US government/military just stand idly by while all this is going on in Mexico? Pablo was a threat to Nation Security an OCEAN AWAY, yet just on the other side of a river there is HELL ON EARTH.

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    5. 1:37pm
      The atrocities in Mexico are NOT historic, nothing new there. It's all been done thousands of times before throught all of history and much worse to. Study and read history.

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    6. 'Pablo Escobar wasnt bloodthirsty'
      Yeah he was a decent upstanding citizen,he was a good guy?He laid siege to Columbias political system to help Columbia,not fight extradition?
      Errr,ok

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    7. 11:06
      Look up the word Historic and you will find my statement is thorough. From your reply, I'm willing to bet I have a better understanding on history than you. I didn't say that these graphically, in-humane senseless atrocities are new, I said that they are HISTORIC!
      I'm sure anyone that visits BB knows of the ancient Aztecs and Mayan rituals. My point was traffickers of a more HUMANE era just a generation or two ago, were not dumping mutilated corpses of innocent people on to streets or in mass graves.

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    8. 1:37
      Historic: famous or important in history, or potentially so.
      Historic: used in the narration of past events.
      Historic Synonyms: significant, notable, important, memorable, NEWSWORTHY

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    9. 12:51pm
      Putting it that way it seems redundant but you win .You little punk.

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    10. @April 30, 2015 at 2:33 AM
      Los pepes and dirt bags are synonymous!

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    11. 8:54 los pepes were dirt bags, but lost it all to dirtier bags full of rivals, traitors, Colombian government and very big american drug traffickers that wanted it all and got it, in cahoots with mexican partners...

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    12. Waiting on the day Uribe & Chuky Santos end up like Mussolini...EPN deserves the same, too.

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    13. @May 2, 2015 at 8:54
      I have to agree with you The Los Pepes probably were dirt bags. Never meant to make them sound like they were noble beings.My point I was trying to make was Los Pepes &&& WHOEVER ELSE, saw Pablo as a serious threat to themselves and/or society that needed to be eliminated, so they all worked together in succeeding their mission, inadvertently or not. As bleak as it sounds, I don't see a moral gang or anyone in Mexico willing or able to go to war with any of these evil demon-like monsters running around ruing Mexico.

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  23. There's no way they'd ever charge a capa the way they'd charge a capo.

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  24. YEP! Of course this is happening haha. They know exactly how to let them go without people caring, they put her away for a few years on money laundering charges so that it's less obvious that they're just letting her go.

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  25. Isn't it interesting how often we're wrong about female narcos (narcas?). In so many of these cases, it seems as though there's overwhelming evidence against them, but then they just get released...I guess they must all be innocent, like the Queen of the Pacific.

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  26. Bet she ran the roost on her house,I wouldn't fuck with her(well,I would,but)bet the little guy was jumpin like a frog when she said jump,

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  27. What makes you think that a judge from obvious Spanish decent would ever prosecute another Spanish descendent for the murders of 43 indigenous normalistas? They would rather prosecute her for white collar crimes than murder? It seems the white collar crimes should take a backseat but it looks like they will strictly focus on everything else but the murders. The judge will only concentrate on the money laundering and that's it. If I read this article correctly the government "intentionally" denied her an opportunity to give a defense. So in turn the judge threw out the murder charge because she was never given the opportunity to give a defense. This government is making rookie "mistakes" that will exonerate her from any wrong doing in the actual murders. Wow!! The day she is completely utterly cleared of murder is the day that Mexico has reached another all time low.

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    1. Well, it pays to go to bed with governor angel aguirre rivero, he ugly but powerful, has been in the business of butchering people since way before zedillo was made president, just think of all the things you could get from governor rivero if YOU go to bed with him...
      --Go for it, my friend, we at BB support you!!!

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  28. Many trucking companies in Mexico are linked to drug dealing, enough to analyze the news about drug seizures in google.
    Transport Beavers one among many that have ancestry in these cases, from the southern regions of the country up in the north of the Republic.

    https://www.google.com.mx/#q=transportes+castores+droga

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