Monday, February 8, 2016

Moreira Back In Mexico; Says "I am not a thief"; Will return to politics and consider running for Governor of Coahuila.

Posted by DD with material Republished  from Sin Embargo, , Excelsior, and Mexican News Daily.

supporters wage a vigil for Humberto Moreira in Saltillo
Long time readers of this blog know that the "Grande Dame" of Borderland Beat, Chivis,  has always had an uncanny ability to analyze current events and tell us what she thinks the future outcome of those events will be.  And she is usually spot on correct.

After the scandal surrounding Humberto Moreira when he resigned from his position as President of PRI in 2011, a position which had placed him as the front runner to be the successor in 2018  to Enrique Pena Nieto's presumed victory in the 2012 Presidential election, Chivis told me that  Moreira was not finished as a politician and would resurface and run for office in the future.

I didn't think she was right when she told me that.  After all, during Moreira's administration the state of Coahuila had increased it debt from  $27 Million to $2.8 Billion in just 5 years.  There were allegations of $100's of Millions of dollars missing from the state treasury.  Though Mexico had not initiated any investigation of the allegations, the US initiated a more than 2 year investigation into money laundering ties to criminal of the allegedly stolen money. that resulted in 2 of his cabinet members being indicted for money laundering and one of those plead guilty and the other is still a fugitive.  In his home state of Coahuila Moreira was even referred to as "Governor Z".  He was on on everyone's list of the most corrupt in Mexico.  I did not think he could ever recover and I expected him to wind up indicted and prosecuted.

I should have known better than to question Chivis's crystal ball.

After he was released from his 7 day prison stay in Spain last week Moreira returned to Mexico in a flourish like the "prodigal son".




Excelsior which conducted the radio interview reported that the former governor of Coahuila Humberto Moreira said he was cleared of all the accusations in Spain and Mexico against him.(DD; that is not exactly true.  The investigation is ongoing in Spain.  The judge released him from prison because  there was insufficient evidence to continue holding him in prison without bail.   The prosecutors in the case said they did not appeal the judges ruling to free him from prison because they would have to reveal evidence that would affect other aspects of the case that are secret and would affect other people.   And of course there was no investigation or charges against him in Mexico).  The Spanish court will decide in March whether to continue with the trial or to permanently close it.


I suspect that his close relationship with Pena Nieto may have had something to do with his obtaining his freedom from the Spanish prison.  Especially if the accusations are true that part of the alleged funds missing from the Coahila treasury were used to help fund EPN's campaign for President in 2012.

The Spanish court will decide in March whether to continue with the trial or to permanently close it. - See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/ex-governor-returns-charges-dropped/#sthash.lcxHhU7F.bUbXbM81.dpuf

He said in his interview with Excelsior in a categorical way that he is not a "thief" and has no relation to any criminal group.


To his opponents, he explained, "I will show them I'm no thief, show them I had nothing to do with regular debt, show them that there was no diversion of resources, show them that I have nothing to do with criminal groups, I will show them that I was exonerated of  allegations made,  I left (Spain) exonerated; I was  innocent, and that they, those who accused me, did not even have the desire or intention to appeal because they knew they had no evidence to do so. " To all those who accused me I show they lied. It is true, I was on the horns of the moon as it were, but in life you have to be strong and go with the punches. "
 
 

SEE YOU AT THE POLLS

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the interviews was his announcement of a return to politics.  In a long telephone conversation with Adela Micha of Grupo Imagen Multimedia, the national ex-leader of PRI  also reaffirmed that he will return to politics in his state, "slowly but surely".  He now has four master's degrees and a doctorate thesis.  

He cautioned his political opponents: "If you want to fight me, see you at the polls" when running for any elected office.

Sin Embargo reported that Humberto Moreira Valdés, former governor of Coahuila, said yesterday in an interview in Saltillo that if there were the possibility of re-election for governor, he would be presented to the elections.

"If I had a chance for reelection for governor, I would submit," he said.

If he were successful in a run for Governor in 2018 and he completed his term it would mean that a Moreira had been Governor of Coahila for 18 years - Humberto's first term, his brother Ruben, the current Governor, and a second six year term of Humberto.

 Humberto said that with help of brother Ruben, current Governor of Coahuila, that he would find the accounting records of the state for the period of his administration and they would show he was innocent of any wrong doing.  (those records were sealed by the Governor for a period from 2011 to 2019).  When asked about there being a strained relationship between himself and his brother Ruben (as evidenced by Rubens failure to attend the funeral of  Lalo, Humberto's son and the nephew of Ruben, after his murder in 2012 Humberto dismissed that claim by saying the relationship might appear distant simply because he kept his nose out of his brother's business of carrying out the mandate the people of Coahuila had given the Governor.

In the Excelsior interview Moreira said you can be assured that no politician in Mexico has been more reported on, more investigated and exonerated than him, and that now "everyone who was talking about (it) have to swallow their words."  The soundtrack of the interview in Spanish  may be heard here. 

 He confessed that in prison he thought about his children, his wife, "but especially to my mother in the pain caused by my being in prison."

However, he explained, "What hurt me most was the accusation of the first criminal group Los Zetas because they are the ones who killed my son and, second, because obviously I have no relationship with them, noting that the murder of his son José Eduardo Moreira has been the most terrible shock in his life.

"The second blow is to be in prison," said Moreira, but said "it's very sobering to be in prison."  He described it as "life changing". 

NOT ALL WELCOMED HIS RETURN.

Members of the opposition parties (opposed to PRI) alleged that Moreira's return to Mexico and his plans to return to politics was an attempt by him to seek a "cloak of Immuntiy" to avoid investigation and prosecution in Mexico.

Though his supporters in Saltillo, capital of Coahuila, were out in force to welcome his return there were also protestors.   One resident of Saltillo carried a sign that said:

" .   "the cannibal of Coahuila. Your management left unmarked graves, violence and misery for Coahuila. You stole the assets of Coahuila".

 I've learned my lesson about Chivis and her crystal ball.  Do not be surprised to see his name on the ballot for Governor in 2018.  Maybe even on the ballot for President in 2024 - he will only be 57 years old then.

34 comments:

  1. If the cartel favors Humberto Moreira, he will live, if not I give him a month to live...and of course all charges were dropped, once again proven fact that cartels run the government! I guess those bags of money in the basement were enough to buy Spain...or they finally got there cut since they had him ransom...

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    1. @9:43. Evidently you didn't read the story. The judge ruled that there was not evidence to hold him in prison without bail. He did not dismiss the charges. Investigations are continuing. The court will decide in March whether to close the case or proceed with the prosecution.

      As far as the cartels are concerned, I don't understand why you think they would go after him now. In the 5 years since he resigned as President of PRI he has lived 11 months in Spain, the rest of the time in Cuernavaca. They have had plenty of time to get to him there if they wanted him for some reason.

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    2. DD,wonder what Chivis thinks of all this?Her current opinion?

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  2. To return all the money he took and make it seem like he was a good guy lmao!!! Pinche rata

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    1. And da worst news is DAT da ppl will vote for him with $500 Pesos de la Soriana.. N call it a Deal.. Inche PRI...

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    2. Wait a min.. Maybe he wants to do things the right way these time, or maybe he wants to steal some more, who knows, go ask him Lol

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    3. "This time" there is no chance oily mathaphakka is going to do any different, the devil has never done any different in all his billions years of existence, but el bertie boy, has no skills other than politico ratero y robar a los pendejos mexicanos, I mean 'coahuileños', que no saben nada...
      --I hope somebody gets their .50 cal's and do the mexicans a few favors, I remember when we killed satrap Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, Dominican Republic dictator, just waited for his ass, ni pio dijo el hijo de la chingada...

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    4. 2:16 Why don't you do it? ... How many .50s do you got?

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  3. Okay Humberto, where's the money then? You were governor, you are responsible.

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    1. Why would Ruben "el pelón" Moreira, rat brother of bertie boy "seal the records" until 2119 if they have nothing to hide?
      --Spain only wanted to shake down something from peña nieto, and they got their way, perhaps forget about "Oceania's corrupt contractzz with pemex and shit, not save the world for the mexican malcontents...

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  4. Mexican polticians seek elected office to insulate them from criminal charges for previous crimes and/or steal public money.

    In other countries, when politicians steal public funds, they resign or go to jail. In Mexico the politicians say "that's why I ran for office!!"

    In other countries, when polticians face charges for crimes committed before taking office, they resign or go to jail. In Mexico they say, "that's why I ran for office!!"

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  5. Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!! I hope he gets eaten alive during his visit in Mexico.

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  6. What a madafaker thief this thing tells me Mexico is the most corrupted country ever but the worse thing is that people don't do nothing to fix it Mexicans need balls import them from Guatemala or el salvador

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    1. coming from an american who bitches about helping their own people fix your country and then after you do youll be able to talk shit about others ... american politicians are the most corrupt just you idiots are to blinded by american patriotism and the non imprtant stuff like who won a football game to realize that you are the ones who need the help

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    2. Nothing abaout Moreira?
      Heres an idiot right here,gets all ultra-nationalistic when someone dares to tell the glaring truth about Mexico?We all know nearly every country on the planet has many corrupt politicians(including US,Europe,Asia,did i miss some)its just that Mexicos politicians seem to have less to worry about from Mexican citizens,they know they'll get away with any kind of bullshit because no-one says or does anything.Maybe a whine or 10.OOO like yours about the US,but in the meantime Moreira gets back in office?Doomed with people like this

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    3. 6:23 you know and talk about many mexican truths, but never mention one, that the US government has a policy of supporting the mexican satrapy, robbers, drug trafficking politicians, and corrupt police corporations and military with weapons and money they can use as they see fit, and the US also helps the worst mexico has to offer to steal the elections...
      --so don't be stupid, play possum and come blaming "the corrupt mexicans" expecting to fool everybody everywhere once in a while...

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  7. And being Mexico its not as ludicrous as it appears.The political spectrum the world over(not just Mexico)is arbitrarily making decisions without consulting (or giving a shit)the electorate.,at least everyone thought we made a difference.Now,politicians just say"fuck them"And we all still think we have democracy and votes matter?The mindless following proletariate,for instance,the mindless antagonism between Mex and US.
    Idiots rigbt here foster it.Do we think rulers on either side encourage that view?

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    1. 3:53 the mindless proletariate did not out Dr Mireles or nestora salgado or the 500 AutoDefensas in prison, they did not disappear the 43 or killed the others, not in Tlatlaya, Atenco, Acteal/Chenaló, Aguas Blancas, El Charco, etc etc etc...
      But you have the "gall" to defend the unity, peace, faith and the forgive it already" pleadings of murderer butcher assassin and mugger peña nieto?
      --That is the philosophy of the classic mexican mujer golpeada defending the impossible dream, su pinchi viejo...

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  8. This dog deserves any fate coming(if)
    His family and entourage fostered and helped the hated Zetas grow,their involvement is undeniable,dirty rotten family allowed Mexicans to suffer the Zetas?
    No doubt the Moreiras are very civilized and urbane when they feel the need.They even do charity work.

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    1. El mini-hombre de Agualeguas NL, corrupted all the NE Mexico, and then all of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari is the name, and he brought back el PRI riding on top of a burra, epn...

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  9. Mexico has become a cesspool of crime and corruption and the poor innocent Mexicans citizens and their families just doing their best to stay afloat to survive.
    I hope they imprison this arrogant SOB.

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  10. Your vulnerability is my GAIN. - El Sol Perdido

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    1. What in the heck does that mean?You like abusing others?Spell it out then.

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    2. Canadiana, what he/she wrote is called in Spanish "punetas mentales".

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  11. When are we going to see this guy get what is coming to him? I am hoping to see photos of his bullet-riddled body in the coming weeks.

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  12. DD.. I sure did. I knew Humberto would not roll over without cutting a deal with PRI. After all he was pegged to become President after EPN. PRI was in a tight spot because of the pending election and without Humberto's cooperation, they would likely lose the election.

    I felt the deal was, he would resign and get lost for a couple years while "investigations" transpired, and he would be deemed free of culpability, and eventually get back into politics.

    You were not the only person doubting me. And I hope it never happens, but after the recent fiasco in Spain, where PRI came to his defense and offered "proof" of his innocence, which led to his bail, I knew PRI's protection of Humberto is as strong as ever, meaning he probably was going to run for office in the near future.

    That said, you know as well as I, people despise Bert in Coahuila. The once beloved governor is considered a villian. So I am not sure how successful he will be.

    PGR exonerated Moreira of charges of financial improprieties

    As for new charges, it has been determined that the two companies he has stated as owned by him and whose profits supposedly were the wire transfers to Spain, have not been listed on his Mexican Tax filings. Potentially that could lead to charges of tax evasion....."Could" is the operative word..

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    1. Even if despised, couldn't help just rig the election and stuff the ballots? With no real investigation into anything deemed sensitive by the powerful,anything is possible and up for grabs.

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  13. Companies bertie boy owned? an empty lot and a hand car wash?
    That bertie boy is a genius of finance, if he had applied his Warren Buffet-like skills and clairvoyance to narco-governing Coahuila, it would be the Austrian Bank of the mexican narco-prolepitehcanthropus coahuilensis...instead it is the moonscape of the mini-narco coal mines and secret narcofosas...
    --The fruits of the moreirismo are all over coahuila, and on morelos state, deeper in debt since moreira sought refuge there, all approved by law from the legislature, nothing to show for it, but fully owned by the state citizens...

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  14. At least he's more educated now. It will help his criminal career.

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    1. Heeheehee!Make me laugh.He has 4 degrees.Does anyone know what disciplines?

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  15. Lol this article at a glance paints a picture that people like this fool.................. They fucking don't

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  16. If the people really elect him, they deserve whatever they get.

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    1. Lol no one actually elects these clowns....pri and pan do the voting themselves

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  17. I've been a reader since 2009. I do remember Chivis saying that he will be back in politics haha. I've never doubted her n never will. the ONLY site I check daily..

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