Thursday, June 8, 2017

The War that is Still Being Won by El Narco

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Ríodoce

By: Ismael Boroquez
June 5, 2017


Now the Narco War has chosen one more "Pueblo Magico".

If these towns won that distinction for their beauty and history, they have lost it under the yoke of criminality and government complicity. Thus are El Fuerte, El Rosario and Mocorito. They are set in the quagmire of corruption and violence. Their beauty has vanished between the looting of their resources by the governments - both the PRI and the Panistas - and the violence that strikes them. 
El Fuerte, Sinaloa
El Fuerte has had the worst mayors in recent years, some of them with pending lawsuits for corruption. El Rosario, too. Now Mocorito, with a government of opposition to the PRI (PRI had governed that municipality all of its life), the choice of Sinaloan Party (PAS), is being debated amid the violence.
Of the "Pueblos Magicos" of Sinaloa, only Cosala is saved for now. The rest are becoming hellish  where life has been kidnapped by criminal gangs. Mocorito is now the scene of the most bloody clashes between Sinaloa Cartel cells that apparently do not have a common leader.


"Pueblo Magico" Cosala, Sinaloa
Two months ago we published a report on how and why the "Pueblos Magicos" of Sinaloa had become small, uninhabitable jungles, eaten away by the indolence of their governments and organized crime. And just last week, two women were killed in the crossfire of a shooting carried out by rival drug trafficking gangs in the municipal seat of Mocorito. The total tally of the fray, including the two women, was eight dead and a dozen injured, some attended clinics and others are in hiding.


Current PRI Governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel
This existed yesterday and it exists today, during the previous administration and in this one, with Malova, Mario Lopez Valdez, former PAN governor of Sinaloa and Quirino, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, the current PRI governor, who was elected in Jan 2017. There is no difference. What did the governor sell us then? What did he offer in terms of security that he is not fulfilling now? Sinaloa today, in terms of security, is worse than yesterday. And if the government of Mario López Valdez was complicit and ineffective, the current government is a horror.





The month of May was the last straw. Almost 190 homicides in its 31 days is a figure that should force the governor to stop and look in the mirror. He can not boast that all is well in Sinaloa with these figures. The crime of journalist Javier Valdez on May 15 was one of the highest impact crimes in the history of this country of Mexico, the state of Sinaloa, with reverberations felt around the world.  The blame goes to them; and the government can take the credit.



If Gov Quirino intended to discourage the violence by militarizing the commands of the police corporations, he was wrong. If he believed that filling the municipal and state patrols with      soldiers would intimidate the criminals, he made a mistake. In cities like Culiacán, Navolato, Guamúchil, Los Mochis and Mazatlán, the underworld has more armed men than those who can be deployed by the Army and Navy together. The criminal gunmen have more money and are more willing to die than the soldiers and marines. If the war is pursued blindly, this war will be won by El Narco, it has already been winning it.
The government has conventional armed forces, but 90 percent of its potential - including men, equipment and weapons - can not be used because they are not designed for guerilla style warfare in which the criminals wear bulletproof vests. In addition, El Narco's warriors fight guerilla style: they strike and they go away. They live in hiding. As in every war, they win and lose battles; but, in the end, they have been growing in every way: in men, in arms, in money, in logistics and infrastructure, in bases of support, in cultural penetration.
If you follow the record of violent events, seizures and confiscations, often the criminal commandos suddenly run into Military convoys, but not because of intelligence actions by the Military. After clashes between rival gangs, crime scenes are reported after bodies are removed  and vehicles and weapons abandoned. There is no intelligence work and if it exists it is not applied in strategies to combat the criminal organizations; there is only data that is recorded and archived.
 Not having a strategy is costing Sinaloa, the good Sinaloan citizens  and their government
 Ball and chain
To this we must add: the lies with which the governor has fed us; since he was questioned by the press about the legal framework in which he brought in the military to patrol the cities,  including units of the state and municipal police,  Gov Quirino said he had signed an agreement with SEDENA. However, this federal agency has denied that there is such an agreement, even clarifying that they do not make agreements with any state government, unless beforehand diagnoses had been made to be used to implement strategies against violence.


Wrong Way
The question now is for SEDENA: Why, if there are no agreements or strategies elaborated on previous diagnoses, are they sending in 2,000 elements to patrol? Based on what criteria, has Sedena put soldiers in with the police forces of the 18 municipalities and state corporations? Is this attitude more a political interest than a real concern for security in Sinaloa?


Black smoke
Three weeks have passed and as of now we know nothing about the investigations into the murder of Javier Valdez. Solidarity and concerns remain intact in Sinaloa, nationally and in many international circles, including at government levels in Europe and Latin America. Now it is about justice being done and the memory of Javier being served.

70 comments:

  1. Is this Sinaloa's Gober precioso?

    He would win in a competition as the ugliest among the other 31

    You can tell he is really an ugly drug capo you don't want to upset as he'd look worse and give a heart attack to those who dare to view his face

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    1. laparednoticias.com/quirino ordaz bajo sospechas por fuga de reos del penal de sinaloa.
      From Historias de Reportero/ El Universal,
      by Carlos Loret de Mola.
      The PGR, the generals, "very angry", accusing quirino, but concentrate on re-capTuring the fugitives by the ACI, Agencia de Investigation Criminal, "...the most famous is el azulito, but the most dangerous, that has the most money and traffick the most drugs is Alfonso Limón Sanchez "el limón"
      accuses the PGR of just trying to appear offended and distant from the situation...
      The prison security chief jose mario murillo was kidnapped by some sicarios on trucks, say his family, but no trucks loaded with sicarios appear on any security videos around the city"

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  2. The government needs to allow regular citizens to arm themselves. It might cause a spike in shootouts, but eventually It should die down. People cant trust any police or military due to corruption.

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    1. Agree. But government is more worried about being over thrown. Not about their citizens.

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    2. 3:25 the citizens are.more worried about the help the US gives to the mexican governmen in billions of dollars, weapons gorilla training...
      ...and impunity on the Land of the Free and the Brave.

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  3. The narcos still loyal to el barbas in large swathes across northern sinaloa have been large contributors to violence along with damaso war. Long are the days of la federacion's headaches chuy & nacho gonzalez,h2,the sadist bakir, pecas, dos letras and tortillero. I dont think it has come close to the all out warfare that was saric,tepic & choix but the cds killings going on are just part of a restructure in las sierras y con muerte se ajustan las cuentas alla

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  4. Wow, hard to believe these towns still have the " Pueblo Magico" designation.
    That's the PRI tourista campaign.
    No matter how bad things are , Los Cruceros will still come , along w/ the all -inclusive resorts / casinos and Condo buying frenzy. One big $$$ laundering machine.

    Keep upgrading the airports and " eco- tourismo", and Fishing !!

    No boundaries..........

    Keepin' the turistas heads in the sand.

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    1. ha! you'd be surprised how many 'turistas' follow BB and have stayed home. And maybe some like me who have quit smoking pot and snorting coke because I cannot justify my brief escape while witnessing Beheadings and Hangings and the Disappeared!

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    2. You stopped smoking Mexican crap weed lol good for you , if you can't afford High quality American weed you shouldn't be smoking anyways.

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    3. Keepin' the turistas heads in the sand

      Change your record,you really trying to blame tourists for the violence somehow ?

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    4. I9:27 y ora andas en la Heroina compa, que, no?

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    5. Good for you.
      Unfortunately, for all the good hard working Mexican people, until things like the tourist industry gets hit hard the narco govt won't do shit.

      PS, there is plenty of pot to go around w/o the mex weed !

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    6. Can't stand all these weed hippies talking shit about Mexican weed yeah it's not as good as the shit we got here but there is some good Mexican weed too plus you sound like a real ads making fun of people who can't pay the price for high strain shit.

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    7. 6:53 blame tourists? Where? who? When?
      You need to learn to read, compita...
      it only says some tourists chose to ignore the Mexican Carnage, while others chose to stay away, and that some of them read BB, maybe that helps keep them away, which is needed, boycott keeps the mexican government from getting some dollars, that is all they fear, having mothing to steal.

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    8. Im mexican and grow weed in the pacific nw better than any shit you seen 6:14. So what does that make my weed lol

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    9. @6:14 I live in Canada where high quality BC Bud is grown and sold by the Hells Angels in exchange for Cocaine produced in Mexico. Do you get the connection now? To making a conscious Choice to not consume any drugs?

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    10. Your like 20 years to late on that comment. No one is exchanging green for white. Its molly for white now.

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    11. These days anybody can carry for personal consumption, and have their 6 macetas at home, why is anybody still selling, lazy arses? Grow your own save money and pay no taxes.

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    12. @ 2:53pm
      I had a Post in Draft about that last fall.
      If I get time I will try and resurrect it.

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    13. @10:02
      From Bullseye in the ET, Emerald Triangle , ie , altho that name is not very accurate any more: plenty of great weed for anyone everywhere in any walk in life nowadays. Mexicanos growing up here, Cartel grows next to mom and poppers, great new strains being grown from Canada to Latin America , including Mexico. Just free the weed, allright already, its all good.
      Found a floated up K on a desert island one time years ago, good old time Mexi dirt weed before all these new high faluntin' strains. laughed my ass off, reminded me of the first weed I ever smoked back in the olden days, complete w seeds and stems! It was great.

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    14. 2:53...i was under the impression cocaine was produced in Bolivia,Peru and Columbia and the moved to and thru Mexico into the U.s,Europe and africa..Are Mexicans really PRODUCING it mow?

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    15. 12:02 mexicans just double the yield with baking soda and pastry sugar.

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  5. Cds pay there sicarios more than cjng

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    1. Well according to the guy in the video that got beheaded by a chainsaw, he said he worked for chapo and didnt get paid shit... And I'm sure to this day many sicarios still don't get paid like how they're told

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    2. Wow...10:52 pm you are defending a "poor" sicarios who didn't get paid? 😂😂😂

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    3. It seems that unless you are an ex cop or military or have something professional, pay is virtually nonexistent.

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    4. The only people in most any cartel that get paid decent or more are the capos and even then the narco juniors and the head honcho get many times more money. CDS in Juarez was paying 2000 pesos a week and thats to a cell leader of around 10 to 15 shitheads he was in charge of. Read this in a local newspaper article. Thats around $90 dollars a week to sell your soul. It's fuckin crazy to think that nobodies or hitmen make money by joining the cartels. Most people that join are lowlifes and lazy people that don't want to work! Fuck brainwashing by cartel memebers or nuthuggers that claim otherwise!

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    5. @6:36 You make no sense

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    6. Some sicarios are promised they will be brought to the u.s

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    7. 6:36...i read what you read but I don't get what the he'll you are talking about.i agree with 9:30pm.

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  6. Puro Mocorito Sinaloa, me acuerdo cuando el arroyo se yebava alas bacas con la lluvia. Not every one in Sinaloa is pro narco, but gvmnt corruption makes every one turn their back on them.

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    1. Don't lie evry one in Sinaloa is pro narco deep down inside they are proud of it they like the fame it brings

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    2. Pa todo ahi maña compa

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  7. FYI: Vengo de Mazatlan y todo tranquilo por alla = I comin from mazatlan and everything is cool/quite/calm there

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    1. 2:14 YES! I saw the poster card, thank you.

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    2. Todo bajo control. No pasa nada. BLO

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  8. The WoD is unwinable so legalization is the only answer. Even you knuckle heads out there must begin to fanthom this slowly!

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    1. True. It is the only thing that has worked. It has worked in Europe now for decades. The money flows to legal sources and the motivation is cut off.

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    2. 6:29 on the US, the government can't even regulate medicines fabrication or their pricing, they pay billions of dollars a year to keep it all unregulated and paid for the government or the insurers at their price.
      But drugs, being all black market and tax free, are never going to be "regulated", even the murdering on the soft stricken countries is "by design", it makes a lot of sense when you see everything getting privatized under your noses because the "natives can't handle their own affairs" in spite of grants, loans crdits, military training and 'help' they get from their benemerit patrons from other countries...

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  9. How could Mexican people let this happen.

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    1. "let" is a strong word. There was strong opposition to the current government a long time ago but they lost. There was strong opposition recently. Not everything is as simple as "hey everybody we are being abused lets stop this!" *rides off into the sunset with rainbows and fireworks and eagle screams*

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    2. That is easy to say when are in some other country looking in, under the cover of safety provided to you by other people who have put their lives on the line for it... revolution is much more complicated than you think, you know, just going by your simple minded question

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    3. The corruption of the mexican elite is the core of the cause of the problem! PRI ruled Mexico for 70 years greasing and surpressing any disidents whilst everybody in the top got rich rich rich. The common people have always been kept on a very tight leash as the events (=massacres in 68) shows.

      Anecdote: a friend of mine got pick-pocketted in Mexico City in the 80s and wrote a letter to the police complaining. 3-4 days later at 4am they raided his appartment knocking down his door and storming in with a real SWAT team. Being a gringo he escaped the whole ordeal unharmed, but it shows how the mexican establishment has always fucked hard with anybody questioning their way of ruling.

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    4. How can the citizens of the good ol USA stand on the sidelines and watch?

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    5. 2:59 I am sure your boyfriend got pickpocketted for being a horny ass or a horn dog, just between you and me, it happens all the time, por andar ahi de calientes.

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  10. Cosala is mayo and jt home town thats way its safe. My family comes from the same ranchos and things there are very secure

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    1. And when Mayo is gone your sheet safety is gone!
      Mexico is a broke-azz failed sheet state!
      Mexicans need to own it!
      RussoNazi!

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    2. 1:15 you never get enough bitch slapping, do you?
      How can you be so dumb, you are only one pendejo,
      apoco eres de riego?
      Te regaron mucho, pero por atrás, a**hole...

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  11. Narcos are pitching a shutout vs Mexico hahaha, or better yet Mexico is fighting a losing battle n they don't know how to quit.

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    1. Wait until you are robbed by a "winning" cristalero. Then you can dar risas.

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    2. 5:14 with all the russians in the WHITES' HOUSE and all the chinese owned stores, houses, apartments and big towers on the US and all the chinese tollways owned by the chinese in mexico and their Dragon Marts, I think you should be looking for the enemies within, we the mexican refugees would like our refugees heaven of the US of A to remain mexican, and free.

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  12. Big spike of violence in Nuevo Leon, around 12 killed in the China area. 15 more in Monterrey among them a paternal uncle. Does anyone know whats going on? What is el pony doing, i mean bronco? Lame as government he set up.

    777

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  13. *************So, let's blame everyone EXCEPT the citizens of these towns who don't dare denounce the illicit actions taken place openly throughout the state on a regular basis???**********

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    1. There were plenty of citizens in these towns denouncing crime, but somehow most of them disappeared afterwards. I dont know, but I think the police/government arranged that these citizens go on holiday or something. Really fuckin long holidays!

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    2. 8:37 if the people's of these towns start yapping to make you happy, they know they will be shot up full of lead instead of their city monuments, and that you will not be anywhere near to help them.

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  14. In europe nobody hears zur screams of The mx People. Our politicans are so stupid. They will go to shootout without gun and try to talk to el narco. And sorry but there are no news about mx in europe news paper.just commercials how wonderfull mx is. And that everything is save.

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  15. @4:44. Ya, you and yours live in a very secure area. LOL...WOW!! I live in Pennsylvania. I live in a secure area bud. I bet CHAPO thought his moms house was secure too.

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    1. Drugs, killings, extortion, and mayhem coming to an American small town near you!

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  16. -Desde Tierra Caliente-
    I have help today my sobrina. Pregunta. ¿El gobernador es señor Coppel. Es de la familia de las tiendas Coppel?

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    1. From Wiki: Ordaz Coppel owns the Océano Palace and Luna Palace hotels in Mazatlán, built in 1975 and 1993, respectively.

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    2. 6:13 where did he get 'los centavos' pa' sus hotelitos?

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  17. The Governor looks like a crack head already!!

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    1. 2:08 On behalf of all the crack heads in the world:
      We are offended by your offenaive remark, we are not that ugly, that pinchi coppel ugliness comes straight from the devil.

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  18. so much has happened in El Rosario. En Cacalotan, Buenavista y Corral de Piedra. Toda esa sierra es una chulada pero el puto gobierno que no hace nada. ahora andan con mamades en El Rosario parando a jente para que soplen en el alcolimetro mientras los sicarios se pasean por un lado de ellos con un cuerno y 45 disque cuidando la plaza. La gente ya ni sabe de donde vienen los chingasos. si le vendes tu mota al contrario te chingan... y si no siembras te chingan... Pongan la paz y dejen trabajar agusto como antes!

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  19. if or when the violence ever hits alamos, sonora, another magic town, its over for all the bed and breakfasts that rely on american tourists that visit.

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  20. This article is bs in the sense people in Sinaloa aint scared to walk the streets or countey roads because CDS dont fuck with you unless you're involved in the drug game. What other place in mexico can they say they feel safe. All those deaths and executions were people who got in the game and fucked up or didnt watch their back.

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    1. "All those deaths and executions were people who got in the game and fucked up or didnt watch their back."

      Just like the journalist who was recently killed? I feel more bs coming from you by defending those criminals.

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    2. Saw on a local TV news segment in Juarez that in Sinaloa many innocent youths get killed frequently by narcos for simply arguing with them say after a traffic accident. So many in fact that it made that report. During the same report it was mentioned that Paisanos or Mexican nationals living in the U.S. from places like California would rather travel all the way to Chihuahua to enter Mexico driving when returning there for whatever reason but not because the road is better but also because the fear of being robbed at gunpoint while traveling thru states like Sonora and Sinaloa both CDS strongholds. It is also highly known that narcos in Sinaloa take even underage girls as their brides by force if necessary simply because they can. Or they simply kill the husband or boyfriend of a girl if they can't have her. So all this talk about Sinaloa being as beautiful and calm as people say because of anybody especially CDS is bullshit!

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  21. Sinaloa is a mess! No control. After mayo dies or gets caught, there will be more dead to try to take his spot. Cds is dead now, used to be the main cartel but fell of after chapo Thanks for this article

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    1. 4:58 if sinaloa is "not the same" since La Chapa is gone, well, you know who is to blame, "epn and the obsessed" by his ass,
      And all this trouble was the idea, look forward to the privatization of all mexican sea ports, remember Ricardo Pierdant, one of the proposed owners pays for "La gaviota" angelic rivera de epn and her family's double two floor apartment in florida and the real estate taxes...his sister is some minister in epn's government too, to have excuse of "no, Mr Pierdant does it only because he loves his friend the president"
      --Google: "Ricardo Pierdant no, pero su hermana si"

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