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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Navy Chief Claims Some Judges Are 'Enemies' of the State for Freeing Cartel Suspects

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Head of the navy says judges often appear to be on the side of the criminals

At Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's (AMLO) morning press conference, a Mexican Navy chief Jose Rafael Ojeda took aim at the country's judges, declaring that he sees them as "enemies" of the state in many organized crime cases.

Navy chief explained that Mexican lawmakers are working on a legal reform that would place a greater number of chemicals on a banned list to help reduce the proliferation of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine and fentanyl. He said that the reform has to be closely looked at so that judges do not free criminals with legal loopholes.

“We don’t have much help from judges and [state] Attorney General’s offices [in organized crime cases], we have to close the circle well because if we don’t [the criminals] get away from us,” Ojeda said, underscoring the need to draw up a strong reform and present comprehensive and compelling evidence in cases against drug traffickers.

He said that there are "many cases" where judges act in a way that appears to favor drug cartels.

“It seems that we have an enemy in the judicial power; we have to close the circle well in order to carry out arrests,” and keep criminals in prison, Ojeda said.

Last month, AMLO said that Supreme Court judges who did not support a law that extended the term of the court's chief justice by an additional two years were "accomplices of corruption". Per the Mexican Constitution, the term is limited to four years but AMLO wants another two.

In March, AMLO complained that judges handed him unfavorable rulings against the Electricity Industry Law, which favors the state-owned Federal Electricity Commision (CFE) over private providers. He argued that the judges should be investigated for corruption.

AMLO also threatened to name and shame judges who "regularly" free drug cartel suspects. It is worth mentioning that judges in Mexico often free criminals due to irregularities in how they were arrested or for violations in due process.

The President's and Navy chief's comments were slammed by the Human Rights Watch Americas director Jose Miguel Vivanco, who said the declarations were "very dangerous".

"[The declaration that the government has enemies among the nation's judges is a symbol of the militarization of Mexico and the degradation of the rule of law under the presidency of López Obrador", Vivanco wrote on Twitter.

He then went on to claim that the Navy chief's statement was "outrageous".

"The head of Mexico’s navy says (while standing next to President López Obrador at a press conference) that judges are the 'enemy.' This should be a wake-up call. The rule of law is under attack in Mexico," he wrote.

Chief Justice Zaldívar also took to Twitter after Ojeda’s appearance at the press conference. “The role of judges is to defend human rights and the constitution,” he wrote without referring specifically to the navy chief’s remarks. “We will continue guaranteeing their autonomy. An independent judicial power is essential in a democracy.”

For its part, the National Association of Federal Judicial Power Circuit Magistrates and District Judges issued a statement asserting that federal judges “are neither the friends nor enemies of anyone.”

Rather, the statement added, “they only obey the constitution and act in defense of people’s human rights.”

Sources: El Pais; El Universal; MND

30 comments:

  1. Navy head has not been reading BB, everyone has seen in articles how they free Cartel members, after bribes are paid of to judges. This Navy guy, better have a bullet proof car.

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    1. The mexican melitary should be very busy investigating their own mulitary criminals and sending them to civil courts instead of protecting their muchachos and each other in miltary courts...
      Judges need a lot of supervising when on the US itself supreme court judges resign to get a position for their son in banks like Deutsche in Cyprus, (anthony kennedy) the price for letting the Unpresidented Disgrace pack the court to his likes; México has problems there too, with judges up and down all bent on getting dineros and washing them in on disreputable laundromats of ill refuse, like too many other politicos...
      there is caca there all over for all to take their fair share.

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  2. Pero bien que metieron las manos a defender a Cienfuegos.

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    1. 🤔. There was no solid proof, hence, the reason for AMLO making the documents submitted by the U.S public.

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    2. You cant geht everyone red handed with their fingers in the cake. And for cienfuegos, there was enough to burry him next to chapo.

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    3. Almo was being the puppet of the military, they dictacted was to do about getting cienfugeos, back to Mexico, that they would do trail in Mexico, instead what the government of Mexico did is make a mockery of USA, the so called justice only lasted a week, yes with evidence from the DEA. Nevertheless they freed him.

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    4. I think Cienfuegos and statements like this says heaps about the untouchability of military high-ups in Mex. Together they show where real power lays.

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    5. The military has always had an arreglo with the government. They stay out of each other's business.

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    6. Cienpedos had the trompos by their pelos de la cola, and he made his case, the trompos have been involved on drugs since the Donal lost all his money in the Taj Mahal money laundering casino and got caught, defaulting on loans all over the US, same as el Vicentillo, the CIA got him a sweet deal he could not refuse to avoid getting named or to have to testify and he is now free.
      Cienpedos has been in on all the shit since 1968 like the mexican army

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  3. MEXICO is a list case..
    Too much MONEY involved and if they DON'T comply they get KILLED..
    The Mexican NAVY also favors CARTELS in every STATE
    Organized crime is deep in MEXICAN GOVERNMENT too..
    CALDERON, Pena nieto, FOX and Carlos de GORTARI are KNOWN to take bribes from CARTELS..
    🇲🇽 is set UP for failure...

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    1. Mordida, not in Mexico all the Politicians are honest

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    2. Pinchi cap locks kid

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    3. 9;51 pinche HATER 😆

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    4. 7:39 and 4:40 learn when it's proper to use capitals, you use them like a clown, then people get annoyed 😂

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    5. 8:27 whine all you WANT, my COMMENTS will remain the same STYLE..
      Don't LIKE it then DON'T read IT..
      Last time I pay ATTENTION to your LITTLE B!TcH A$$ whinning.. 😆

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  4. All I gotta say it’s , it might just have to take a Junta to end a Junta… Tis all.

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  5. Wake up, judges have set many a cartel criminals free due to the mordidas. When they retire, they want a Treasure chest full of money.

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  6. Good to hear that.
    - Ghost of hahaha Joker

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  7. The Mexican Navy could clean Up Mexico. Politicians won't let it happen. $$$$$is too good.

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    1. La Marina is rarely active anymore..they used them to get Chapo thats about it. They are the most capable force in Mexico.

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    2. FECAL, EPN, and garcia luna used the marinas to finish ABL and stral his operation, Cienpedos' army fuerza aerea would not act against his patron because of all those Yatch rides in Acapulco he received with el barbas...

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  8. MX, I'm a little confused by this article. I'm not sure if they are for or against AMLO's administration. On one hand the writer is high lighting AMLO's fight against the broken judicial system but at the same time, they make it out to seem like the mexican president is a few steps away from turning Mexico into a dictatorship. How can you free these druglords and murderers and still claim you are upholding the constitution?

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    1. Thats cause AMLO is bot the one freeing them criminals! Most likely pri or pan jusges to make him look bad, look he is not a perfect preciden, far from it but the rest are even worse

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    2. It’s not an opinion, these are the facts, some are in favour of AMLO and other not. Too many times a good guy become a despot when things don’t play well for him.

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    3. 10:55 his term is NOT up yet
      He might be a bigger PENDEJO than pena nieto..
      At the end of the day THEY are just puppets put in place by the people in POWER

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    4. 6:56 the Mexican people are no pendejos and if they were so motherfacking what, they got their man on the presidency, he is proving himself a better choice than all the other US appointees...
      --you are the pendejo trying to chose for the mexicans who their president should be, mexicans are with AMLO hasta el infierno aunque nos lleve la verga, y te guardaremos un cachito GÜEY.

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  9. I gueas he dont remember killing abl for genaro garcia lunas benefit. Evryone saw that empty Gatorade bottle he was holding when he opened the door. According to the masseuse arturo anounced that he was giving up b4 opening that door. Thats why they tore his arm off. They started shooting as the doorknob turned.

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  10. JDOG.SUPERSPOR not going on politics but whey thinking AMLO alway have to do with it , no evidence .

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  11. For not going along with hush hush on exposing judges, he may get demoted or better yet, one of the many judges ask thier cartel contact to give him Plata o plomo.

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  12. Speaking the truth and soon to be pushing up daisies as a result.

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