Thursday, March 30, 2017

Official Start of Campaigns Still Days Away, Moreira and Calderon Already Throwing Mud

Posted by DD Republished from MexicoNewsDaily

 

Days before the official start of the election campaign in the state of Coahuila, two prominent ex-politicians have taken over the limelight, one of them a former president.

Humberto Moreira Valdés, a former state governor and former national leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), has been widely condemned for embezzling billions of pesos, but never charged.

 

When it was made public late last year that he was pursuing a Deputy’s seat in the state Congress, politicians and other public figures expressed disbelief and outrage, with some remarking on the accusations of ties to the Zetas cartel.

It was also asserted at the time that behind Moreira’s revived political aspirations lay the pursuit of a fuero, a constitutional privilege that grants immunity against prosecution to government officials.

Earlier this week, Moreira — considered one of the 10 most corrupt Mexicans by Forbes magazine in 2013 — confirmed his intention to obtain a candidacy from the local Young Party, or Partido Joven.

He stated it was not a whim, having attempted on four occasions to run for different offices after his term as governor ended in 2011. But the PRI denied all of them, even when he was “ahead in the polls.”

In this context, ex-president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa accused Moreira of not only being close to Los Zetas, but of allowing the criminal gang to live “comfortably in the state” during his stint as governor.


“I’m certain because I know that maybe the most dangerous and cruel gang to ravage Coahuila and Mexico is Los Zetas, and when Humberto Moreira was governor . . . its leadership lived there in comfort,” said Calderón.

“When I sent in the Navy to defend the families of Coahuila, to protect them from insecurity, kidnappings, extortion and abuse . . . governor Humberto Moreira called me, incensed, asking me to withdraw [the armed forces] from Coahuila, as they had nothing to do there because there was nothing wrong with Coahuila,” said the former president.

Calderón also rejected the notion that his administration had exonerated Moreira for the debt he incurred in during his six-year term.

“Of course not, I wish that debt was personal, but you and your children and grandchildren will have to pay it,” Calderón told a reporter, adding that “Coahuila doesn’t deserve that . . . a debt acquired by the governor of Coahuila, with great responsibility on his part, I reckon.”

The state had a debt of about 200 million pesos when Moreira took office. By the time he left it had soared to nearly 35 billion.

In response, Moreira accused Calderón of being a usurper and stealing the presidency in 2006 from Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

“If he dared to steal the presidency . . . he can dare to any atrocity,” the said.

As to the accusations that he rejected the presence of the Navy, Moreira said that perhaps Calderón’s “vice” had made him forget what really happened.

“That’s what happens when you drink, you forget what happened . . . he forgets that we offered the Amistad Reservoir [Presa de la Amistad, in Spanish] to the Navy . . . Is he well? Has his vice damaged him so? What can you believe from this man?” he asked reporters.

Moreira abstained from addressing the accusations of his ties to Los Zetas.

27 comments:

  1. tired of this face on the left. would shoot him myself!

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  2. Both these politicians are garbage assholes.One has ties with the Zetas and the other has links to the Sinaloa cartel. Both of them are on the payroll of the narco cartels. They both are a shame to Mexico. Both these murderers are slinging shit on each other now.

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    1. That's the real truth, they are both garbage!

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    2. 11:48 President Calderon is a true patriot that fought a lonely battle against the evil elite and narcos that had been extorting, raping, stealing from and terrorizing the poor of Mexico, and was very fast getting worse. I will not dispute that Pres Calderon more aggressively went after z, LFM, CT, CDG, BLO and others in DF who were aggressively extorting everyone from the window washers, taco vendors, teachers, up to the maquiladora owners that employ people who wanted only to work. President Caldarone knew that Americans will get their drugs somewhere, somehow, from someone, and at any cost (financial or in people's lives). It is for this reason he targeted the narcos with their puppet state and local politicians that were terrorizing Mexicans in Tamps, NL, and Veracruz, Michoacán etc

      President Caldarone showed valor like Elliot Ness did when he worked tirelessly in the lonely effort to destroy Al Capone, while refusing to accept millions in bribes and earning a small government salary. Also like Elliot Ness who was risking a career by upsetting the political elite from Illinois to New York who had influence in Washington, Calderon is not in the usual position of former presidents with the nipple of corrupt enrichment in his mouth because of all of the elite that he is upset while he was doing his duty for six years as president.

      If Presidente Calderone's motive was to enrich himself he had the perfect opportunity with his power base in Michoacán. He could have had family members collect millions on his behalf and stolen the treasury as President Salinas de Gotari and the PRI elite did during his term and now all live very wealthy and with immunity. However President Calderon selflessly worked against the elite of many states who like Moreira were making millions a week supporting cartels that were victimizing Mexicans and running state and local Government.

      It is very unfortunate that President Calderon's successors will not continue Calderon's patriotic efforts, and it will return to the systemic corruption that has vastly and enriched a small percent of Mexico for over 70 years.

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    3. @5:35 I will have to agree that Calderon isn't a bad guy. He had good intentions. Imagine seeing the country you love being taken over by a bunch of parasites. Calderon started a bloody war and because of his decision many people have died. But you can't sit around and pretend that nothing's wrong when cartels control all the police and all the local governments. Corruption is so horribly destructive and many cartel members could kill with impunity.

      Calderon saw this "fake" peaceful period and realized there was something very wrong with it. There is only peace because you're afraid to confront the bad guys. So are you supposed to let the bad guys just go around doing whatever they want so long as they aren't killing 10 people a day? Calderon started a fight to bring the institutions of Mexico back under control of the people.

      I'm not saying politicans aren't another huge source of corruption because it takes two to tango and these politicians have been playing along with cartels since time immemorial. But Calderon made the hard decision of fighting against the cartels instead of continuing to allow their corrosive and corruptive forces to continue trafficking and killing with impunity.

      A lot of people have died and it's horrible. But that's like saying the Mexican Revolution wasn't worth it because people died and everyone was better off just sitting around peacefully being governed by Spain. Sometimes blood has to be spilled in order for Mexicans to take back control of their own country and their own lives from these parasites. I only hope the bloodshed ends someday soon. I mean take a look at the results - 10 years ago there were several major players controlling Mexico (AFO, BLO, Sinaloa, CDG-Zetas). Now most of the cartels have been toppled and they continue to grow weaker except maybe CJNG. No one can deny that since the war started the cartels haven't been pushed back. Your military is gaining experience fighting these turds and your police and armed forces are becoming more professional and used to combat. It will only get better as time goes on, stay strong my Mexican friends.

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    4. You are an idiot to say that about Calderon. He was the president who decided to take on the cartels and corruption when no one else would.

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  3. LMAO this stuff is better than Rosa De Guadalupe. Thanks Mexico you guys always know how to entertain gringos, either with your drugs you send for us to party or your soap operas or your hilariously corrupt politicans.

    In America the former mayor of Baltimore - Sheila Dixon, was kicked out of her office and then sent to jail for stealing GIFT CARDS worth less than $600 in value. Compare that to Javier Duarte and you can see why I find Mexican politics so amusing.

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    1. Excellent comment. US politicians are forced to resign if an aide is caught picking up their dry cleaning. In Mexico, they steal millions, literally millions of USD, and nothing happens.

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    2. HA! True, so if you can't beat them, don't join them, laugh at them?

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  4. Moreira is a peace of sh!t!!! People are still going to slow him I'm office?

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  5. Even chapos mom is scared that's why she left

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    1. Chapo has provided enough for his mother to live a very comfortable life.Whatever be the case the old time narcos looked after their parents. I don't think the junior narcos are as respecting.

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    2. And Z-40 slowly tortured and then finally killed the father and son of the man that supposedly killed zforty's younger brother, even forcing the killer to eat the brains of his dad and son before finally killing the alleged killer. Would he be classified as an "old time narco" who looked after their family or a junior narco "not as respecting" as the old narcos?
      I think these misfits lack any respect for anything, anyone, and humanity and that if they do pass a pittance of what they make to their parents it is an act of ego and selfishness that lacks any respect at all.

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  6. If he wins....the people deserve what they get.
    Frustrating....

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    1. Dont say that chivis you better than most know in Mexico votes are like everything else..bought or forced to vote plata o plomo..you have a group of men come into your town makn you get on a grain truck takn you to vote an everyone working there in on it..its how it works in los hejidos y ranchitos..

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    2. not so in this case. it was all silver. He gave away money and goods for votes. it's the PRI way.

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    3. Anybody who says the people are to blame for the fucking scum who run the country don't know as much as they think they do about Mexico, from a federal level all the way down to presidentes municipales. When a political machine like el pri ran the nation for fucking decades, and motherfuckers like porfirio Diaz before them, you must realize today that the reins have been handed over well before "voting" and "campaigns". Act like you don't know that even in the good old Apple pie eating US of A, campaigns are a goddamn shitty mess, now throw in the uber corrupt ass Mexican political machines, how in the fuck is that the average Mexican citizens fault? "Well they gotta revolt then!" Yea ok internet rambos calm down - El Sol Chiludo

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    4. @5:19. Chivis is correct. They voted out the fat PRI scumbag in Veracruz, and now he's on the run wanted by Interpol. Same in Chihuahua. Coahuila can do the same, but the voters there have to stop voting for the politicos who pay the most for the vote.

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    5. 4:28- I have observed what Chivis describes. Subsidized tortillas, beans and cheap tequila that kept the poor satisfied enough, and then the PRI sponsored election events in the jardínes with food and music that kept the masses voting PRI. I've never heard of armed men forcing people de los ejidos to vote and I think keeping people illeducated, fed, and drunk has shown to be more effective for PRI along with their fake promises.

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  7. Why hasn't this pendejo gotten the bullet in the head he so clearly deserves?

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  8. Garbage both of them.

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  9. Yeah, let him deny them, let them feel slighted, they will torcher him and hang him from the bridge to Eagle Pass. At the same time, he cant admit to being their chicharo, at their beck and call. Chivis, como has cambiado. When was the last time a corrupt puppet of the Narcos didn't win? Piedras Negras, my Mom and Dad's birthplace used to be our vacation destination since I was 2 or 3 years old. My dad would load up the 55 chevy and we wer on our way. Now 48 years later both my maternal and paternal grandparent have passed away. La Colonia Victoria went from rock throwing street gangs to Zeta wanna be's. I've not been there in over 20 years, and I am truly saddened by what has become de mi tierra paternal. But you could never blame the people, especially after what they lived thru in 2011? con el arreglo de cuentas that happened in Piedras Negras. My parents try and talk about the modernization, with Walmart and McDonalds springing up, but I knw they are truly saddend that as a family, we can never vacation there ever again...

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    1. I lived in Coa long enough and through many elections. People get what they can and feel it is ok to sell their vote for a Soriana card. Until people can understand that becoming a part of corruption takes on many forms, even well intentioned ones. Sad but true

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    2. You got that right. I have a strong feeling that this time Mexicans got what they deserve.
      A Soriana Card was more than enough for them to forget about the history of El PRI.

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    3. Actually buddy i live in Piedras been here 6months and let me tell you i love it! This place was horrible years ago even most of last year but with them constructing a military base here all you see is military everywhere so its actually quite peaceful i mean like most city's anywhere if youre gangbangn or living by the gun you have a case here or there where some poor bastard dies by the gun ..and extortion kidnappings thats just not heard of anymore. It went from being a war zone to this beautiful city tourist are all over again that tells you something..sincerely el deportado uno de tantos

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    4. 10:52; I have to agree. I've been spending a few hours up to a couple of days in PN almost every month for almost 20 years and I've seen nothing but people going about their daily lives. I do not doubt the levels of corrupcion and I know two men that were questioned at night by criminals after partying in boystown and leaving around 4am, but I think 99.9% of people using common sense, getting inside before midnight and most of all not assosociating with the people involved with crime you will have no problems as as a guest.

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  10. The Coahuila voters are like the San Blas, Nayarit voters. Fiestas, free cerveza and free live music. Little thoughts of tomorrow, just live for today. Layin controls the people like a hungry, beaten horse.

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