Thursday, January 21, 2016

Actor Armie Hammer purchases rights to the "La Barbie" story

Posted by dd and  contributed by Chivis for Borderland Beat
How much of the "real" La Barbie story will be told?
Valdez being extradited to the United States

Perhaps it is because of the increasing interest in the “can’t make this stuff up”, adventures of El Chapo over recent years, but interest has spiked by film makers and journalists, exploring the lives and notorious exploits of Mexico’s infamous narco capos.

Fiction and non-fiction projects are being produced in numbers never seen previously. 

Since the Chapo recapture,  Chapo news has selfishly  dominated headlines, which is why the news of a deal made between a Texas actor and Valdez, for story rights received little notice.

 
Zeta sicario  "Vizcarra a second before being executed, from the 
infamous La Barbie execution video, the first of its type, a pivotal moment in drug war terrorism



Texas born, and San Antonio resident,  actor Armie Hammer, (at left in the Lone Ranger role) has announced he has acquired the rights to  the life story of  Edgar Valdez Villareal aka “La Barbie”.  Hammer says it was a three year acquisition process, that began in 2012.

Hammer’s wife Elizabeth, called on Valdez’ Houston Attorney, Kent Schaffer in 2012, when Hammer was in custody after border agents discovered marijuana laced baked goods.  The charges were dropped. 

Schaffer told Buzzfeed,  "Elizabeth contacted me when Armie was still in jail over a little marijuana charge and she talked to me for the first 20 minutes about getting life rights to Edgar's story, and then she said, 'By the way, my husband is in jail. Can you get him out?'”

The couple first became interested in Valdez’ story,  after reading the 2011 Rolling Stone article, ‘An American Drug Lord in Acapulco’. (read the RS article by using this link)

Legendary Pictures, based in Burbank California, snagged the film rights to the Rolling Stone article. Charlie Hunnam, is to star in the Legendary Pictures produced film about Valdez.

It has not been announced if Hammer will star in any projects produced by the couple, however it would be a good assumption that he would.

                                                                         
Although the Legendary Pictures project is widely anticipated, the deal the Hammers made would give exclusive access to Valdez for their project.

It remains to be seen how ‘real’ or factual any project will be.  Valdez was known for his brutal executions and for his apparent betrayal to his boss Arturo Beltrán Leyva, that led to the death of the capo.  Valdez denies he has been an informant  for the government, but evidence and circumstances indicate otherwise.

Proficient Zeta hunter and killer of innocents

According to his friends and foes alike , they all assert that Edgar Valdez Villareal "La Barbie" was one of the most efficient hunters of Zetas, he is described as a criminal master mind who had full control of airports and was also good in counterintelligence from within his group to help him discredit public officials.

Those who knew him best and later ended up sitting on a bench facing prosecutors of SIEDO giving information that sicarios under the leadership of Barbie conducted routine executions of innocent people without hesitation and some of which included the 24 farmers and masons from La Marquesa.

The execution video of Four Zetas the first of its type

The video marked a shocking turn of events in the narco war. It’s intention was to promote control by using terror.  It was a narco war game changer, and began the competition, of gruesome execution videos, that would span years before waning in recent years.

Four beat-up Zetas sit on black plastic sheeting; hands tied giving full attention to the interrogator, identified later as La Barbie.

Each of the first three from left to right, give information and are allowed to be as chatty as they wished.  The man in the red shirt, is especially talkative,  an obvious attempt to prolong the inevitable. 

When it is the turn of the fourth man, identified as, Zeta sicario chief Vizcarra, something is said or asked of him, but before he could respond, the gun muzzle is placed at his left temple, his eyes shift upwards towards the weapon as it fires. 

His body’s reaction to the impact is surreal, appearing as if in slow motion, the room is quiet, his head drops down to his chest, a trickle of blood begins to flow down his neck, his body slips backwards and downward. 

The other Zetas look stunned, they do not want to look, they look ahead, pretending not to notice what had just occurred. But their bodies reflect what is inside their heads, noticeable shallow breathing gives them away.  Although they are not executed on camera, they were executed right after Vizcarra.

The message has been sent, and the message was clear.

In December of 2005, former military turned commander for Los Zetas, Mateo Diaz Lopez was arrested. 

 In 2006 he gave testimony to SIEDO, in which he spoke about the infamous execution video of La Barbie, the execution of 4 Zetas sicarios.

He told SIEDO that it was La Barbie who filmed the execution, and that the video was sent to the Dallas Morning News on December 1. 2005, on the date of the execution.

"I know that on that occasion the Preventive Police and the AFIs abducted nine members of my group (Zetas) in a nightclub in Zihuatanejo, these men were in that city in order to fight for control of the plaza.

"Once my men were abducted, they took them to the city of Acapulco and that’s where  they delivered the men to "La Barbie. "  “La Barbie later released a video in which four of the men are seen being interviewed.  Among them were "El Peterete," Vizcarra”, his cousin and another man that I don't remember his alias. On the video these men said many things about Los Zetas," said Mateo Díaz on July 17, 2006.

According to Mateo during the interrogation "La Barbie" forced the gunmen to say that Osiel was receiving protection from Santiago Vasconcelos, then head of SIEDO, with full intention to discredit him.

After unseen interrogators (one is alleged to be "La Barbie") question the men, the video ends when a pistol enters the frame and shoots this man believed to be Vizcarra in the head.

"In the video itself one can hear the voice of "La Barbie" directing the men on what to say and one of the persons shown is executed and turns out to be Vizcarra. Later on I learned that they had also executed all of the rest of the men and their bodies disappeared. Also in this video my companions say that the attorney Vasconcelos was involved with us (Zetas), which is not true, as this was only a strategy of "La Barbie"' to force the PGR to go after us," said Mateo Díaz.

In another investigation, the "PGR/SIEDO/UEIDCS/217/2009" mentions that Valdez Villarreal took control of illegal operations in the airports of Cancun and Toluca, through a partnership with federal agents José Antonio Rosales and Edgar Octavio Ramos Cervantes "El Chuta".

To gain their cooperation, "La Barbie" gave Rosales a BMW, $65,000 (dollars) and he also gave him the nickname ""El buen hombre" "The good man," because since 2008, he had provided access to them for landing cocaine in Cancun, this was revealed in an investigation by the protected witness "Jennifer."

"Rosales, apart from being in charge of operations at the Cancun airport, made sure that when we arrived, we were not inspected in the terminal," said "Jennifer" before the PGR.

Video contains gunshot execution

74 comments:

  1. I wonder if there is any relation to Mike Hammer?

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    1. Nope. And they are not creating a movie about Barbie's conspiring usage of people to create a synthetic profile for himself, so he would not fear others. The movie is in creation due to the fact that action packed movies like Jason Statham box office movies encourages consumers, hence increases economical marketing, jobs, and least to acknowledge money strewn about. What kind of money determines what kind of consumer. Barbie meeting his end in prison may be a good ending.

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  2. Good post.. But you could of expanded atleast on the story behind the pics posted shown. I know the story behind them, as probably alot of BB regulars do too.. But for the newbies reading the post & seein the images probably like wtf..

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    1. There ain't no loyalty in the dope game

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    2. 5:54 follow the links to a treasure trove of backstory. the story is about the rights to la Barbie's story. this post says more relevant information that others out there

      if readers want to read about it and all things Barbie just use the search bar, type in his name.

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    3. No loyalty just backstabbing after backstabbing until they catch them or eliminate them ... Betta think more than twice before joining all the backstabbing ... Damn Lol !

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    4. Barbie killing Z's is just after love, which gives money and power. He rather pathetic if you really think about it. Doesn't even have to be a woman in the scene...he just want's what a woman has. Poor thing wanting the U.S. of A's protection. He must not sleep much in U.S. of A's prison either. Next time he ought to think before calling almost every person a idiot.

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  3. Barbie story will higher ratings than a Chapo story. A Pablo Acosta Villarreal will be a better story than a Chapo story. And even a Arellano Felix story will be better than Chapo story.

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    1. Wrong chapo has had more power more money twice escaped from prison chapo movie more interesting Barbie was just a hitman so arellanos would be o good movie too only difference they dead or jail and chapo took over

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    2. You can get a lot done with the right bribes
      Kill entire crews without ever getting blamed
      Have entire crews imprisoned
      Cause internal disputes
      Etc

      But
      Money doesn't buy respect

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    3. Chapo will still sell more of course the sinaloenses sell more

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    4. Whatever money buys I can use...the beatles/MONEY

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    5. With all the spotlight on Chapo recently im sure it would surpass a Barbie movie.. the average person in the US has no idea who barbie even is lol

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    6. you are wrong, La Barbie was made famous by the rolling stone article, republished countless times in multiple languages. an American druglord operation in mexico makes the difference. plus the fact he came from a good background and had opportunities, he did not have to go in the business, he haad options.

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    7. "Made famous" by the rolling stone article? If you stopped 1000 people on the street and asked them who La Barbie is, they would think you're talking about a plastic doll.

      Meanwhile even my grandma in Ohio is talking about El Chapo!

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    8. What about my options bitch? Where are they? I don't see them yet...

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    9. 12:18 Everyday that you wake up in this world there's your option. Choose wisely.

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    10. @11:41 Yes, or thinking of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi.

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    11. 12:18 you got 5 fingers on each hand, pick one!

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    12. There's 2 types of Barbie's. Regular barbie which comes with all her stuff,and divorced barbie which comes with all her stuff and kens stuff!

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    13. Barbie does not want to be charged as a serial murderer (killing 3 or more individuals), so he videos one out of four executed. To bad video was not taken in United States. Barbie could have gotten death penalty for just that murder...Texas Death Row.

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  4. So this may stir up some controversy. In 2011 Legendary Pictures supposedly acquired these same rights and were making a film starring Charlie Hunnam from "Sons of Anarchy." Nothing different has been said since then except for this current story. I know one is television and the other a movie, but rights are rights. You can't go around selling to 50 different people, the same story. So maybe a lawsuit will surface now. Or the US courts may just ban it all together, like they have in some cases. After all a criminal in a US prison will not be allowed to profit from his crimes Let's hope so. Who needs to hear about these crimes all over again? They did Charles Manson story but he received nothing for that. Usually money goes to any known victims. Mexico lift your no death row deal and send them all to the US and let's make a movie about all this trash getting put down like the dogs they are.

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    1. no, Legendary only acquire the rights to the Rolling Stone article, as stated in the post. They had nothing other than that.

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    2. The mexican government have the death penalty, kiki camarena, pablo acosta, pedro aviles, and arturo beltran leyva are some examples, and there are a possibile 43 more...
      If made official, the death penalty would be applied among others to Dr Mireles, Nestora Salgado, about 500 AutoDefensas in prison, and to AMLO, to not have to be stealing his elections anymore...
      --On the US the death penalty has been suspended for many flagrant abuses of power and false convictions based on racism among other sick reasoning...fack'em said the donal'...

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    3. La barbie did not persecute Arturo Beltran Leyva until he got the job 'done' the one who had the hots for el barbas and inherited his toluca, estado de mexico airport was enrique peña nieto, the governor of the state and SSP CHIEF, genaro garcia luna, who arturo had threatened for not delivering "as agreed"...la barbie inherited a contest for the BLO and a war with el H, Héctor beltran leyva, "the suave perra art dealer" protected by PVEM FRIENDZZZ and by then a zeta too...El barbas had a deal with genaro garcia luna, not with la barbie, and el H was nowhere around to help...
      --Think, who is the boss of toluca airport and all of mexico's airports now?

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    4. 9:53 "Su Alteza Serenísima" born again, since you no' 'now nothin', enrique peña nieto, the presidente, commander in chief of all armed and civilian forces of order and disorder, the infallible clairvoyant elected by US dedazo...without any foreign universitrocity BS, MASTERS OR PhD...but future harvard or yale refugee to enjoy sovereign impunity...

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  5. This is going to make more money than chapos movie

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    1. It is going straight to dvd

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    2. Chapos movie looked cheesey. I can't imagine this could be worse.

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    3. Yeah hella lot of money.....
      En los callejones de L.A.
      :)

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    4. I think there's a HollyWood movie in the works.The Mexican one is out inn DVD... I think.

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    5. @2:10 their is a lot of money im los callejones de L.A u just have to know where to go and and who to ask los poblanos y df know

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  6. La barbie is more powerful than chapo guzman

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    1. Pfffff jajajajaja no digas tonterías. La Barbie se le acabo el poder cuando traicionó a los que le dieron de tragar me refiero a los Beltranes. Ese Barbie ya no tenía poder en México por eso se entrego miedo a que lo mataran los Beltranes.

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    2. SMH what are you a 12yr old...come on do your homework, drink your milk, go to school, & repeat....what's next EPN is the best president in Mexico???

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    3. 7:19
      I've been a bit intrigued by that so called power because there are many people in U.S. prisons who were pushing more dope than Barbie ever did yet they don't share his fame and remain unknown to the general public.

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    4. 8:45 ...and you ain't seen those that moved dope by the jumbo jet, made all the big money, still make it, and have never been attested, not even accused, but were pardoned by a certain US president

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    5. 11:50 who is that?

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    6. not more powerful but the movie is awaited by many, because of the famous rolling stone article

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    7. 8:02 Carlos slim is more powerful than mz, esparragoza, beltranes, guzmanes

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    8. Agreed 12:44. There is legitimate businessmen in the world much richer than these guys and will die natural deaths and enjoy their time, money and freedom to the fullest. No need for tunnels and hideouts and fear. Education and bettering yourself in good ways will always win.

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    9. Who cares if Carlos Slim has more power that wasn't the point.

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  7. Well you know who's food is going to get poisoned!

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  8. Any news on h2 from BLO? Last thing that was heard was that he and hIs people killed 12 marines when they attempted to capture him in that wedding were chapo Isidro was also at.

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    1. El Chapito Isidro esta en la plaza privada en Monterrey tomándose unas botellas del whisky más caro que existe con el mero jefe. El H9 esta en MaZatlan, y el H2 todo bajo control en Nayarit junto con los Zetaz.

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    2. Doesn't matter how they are living. We'll be see photos of them dead or going to jail ay some point.

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    3. Here is an interesting news story about the death of some of his family members.

      http://www.elsoldenayarit.mx/nota-roja/18768-los-cinco-cuerpos-localizados-en-sinaloa-eran-de-la-misma-familia

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    4. 8:12 u want war ? U me n everyone posting r known as keyboard warrior s todos anonimos y muy "valientes" anyways tetaz will never win mz y sus seguidores aqui Tamos Sr

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  9. El señoron Arturo Beltran ese si era un verdadero gallo Sinaloense igual que el señoron Chapo Isidro y toda su raza no como los fantoches y fanfarrónes del Cartel De Sinaloa!

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    1. Your talking about the dead guy with his pants down?

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    2. Say what you want la barbie gave opposition.

      I'd narc'd on ABL for pacting with the ZorraZ too.

      One guy gave em hell.

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    3. A si es el si era un verdadero gallo Sinaloense al igual que el Chapito Isidro y toda esa bola!

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    4. Yo no estoy al lado de ningun cartel pero si estoy contigo en eso... eran verdaderos gallos sinaloenses al igual que los Arrellano's..las dos familias fueron muy elegantes y finos

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    5. El ojo de vidrio dejaba los cerros llenos de puros descalzonados, la barbie los mata encalzonados, had he been a GAFE, LA BARBIE WOULD BE QUEEN OF MEXICO...INSTEAD OF PEÑA NIETO...

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    6. El ojo de vidrio dejaba los cerros llenos de puros descalzonados, la barbie los mata encalzonados, had he been a GAFE, LA BARBIE WOULD BE QUEEN OF MEXICO...INSTEAD OF PEÑA NIETO...

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  10. I smell civil suits coming out of the woodwork . They aint gonna let this criminal keep any money. Being a big criminal he has had a impact on society .Wasn't he a hired killer ? Don't have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to get his money. Only with a preponderance of evidence .

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    1. They didnt purchase the rights from barbie, they purchased the rights to the rolling stone article. Happens all the time.

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  11. Anyone have a link to barbie's execution video? I've been looking forever but can't find it

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  12. Anybody have a story or link about the execution video?

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    1. It's the best video.

      When I think of Zetas this is the first thing I think about.

      Translation :
      Barbie: "who do you work for"?
      Man: "los zetas"
      Barbie:"ok"
      Barbie puts gun to his head, pulls trigger and the guys eyes twist up.

      Priceless video I want it on a shirt.

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    2. Nomas no te la vayas a poner en Tamaulipas, Coahuila y Nuevo León esa camisa si no vaz aparecer todo descuartizado con los testiculos en la boca.

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    3. The shirt could just say:
      Y tu que, GÜEY?
      ....atte. La Barbie
      (for his defense fund...)

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  13. Real talk I would rather see the barbie movie than chapo movie!

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  14. Not only that look at who chapo contracted to do his movie some piedreros and Barbie looks like some real heavy weights in the movie industry!!!!!

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    1. Heavy in the movie industry lol ha ha you are joking right? Somebody paid barbie money since he has nothing chapo would had finance the movie by himself abd would had gone to major theathers barbies movis is gonna go straight to dvd

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  15. On the real I would rather see the barbie movei than the chapo

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  16. it isn't the best copy plays so-so on full screen and I had to adjust the size to fit with our format, but here is a copy.

    To search for narco videos always search using spanish.

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  17. If Valdez was destroying tetaz then he deserves a corrido for getting rid of mugrozoz

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  18. No Mexican Criminal deserves to be immortalized as a hero on movies, they are only cheap criminals who believe to be great people. they are no mercy garbage killing innocent people, don´t make them big, they are not.

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  19. If barbi would of not jump from team he would of been head of beltran with isidro and no pact with z

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    1. Barbie did not jump, el "H" the 'suave' civilized art dealer and collector with strange clothes and real estate dealer, did not want la barbie around being any kind of boss narco, like z40 did not want to pay el taliban and his followers because of greed...
      --La barbie will get out of jail before the others...

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  20. Its really shame that someone wants to make video about this betrayer, he traited his LEADER,he made useless execution video in 2005 where he put himself in risk, and Los Zetas Dominate Nuevo Laredo, and he destroyed his own paramilitary Los Negros

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