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Friday, July 5, 2024

The DEA Violated Mexico's Sovereignty And Betrayed Calderón And Peña Nieto.

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from PROCESO 

An SRE document obtained by Proceso reveals that for 10 years the DEA took advantage of the concessions given to them by the Calderón and Peña Nieto administrations to carry out espionage work against two members of the presidential cabinet.

WRITTEN BY: J. JESUS ESQUIVEL 

JULY 1, 2024


WASHINGTON - The DEA's interference, espionage, constitutional violations and violations of Mexico's sovereignty are the result of the increase in its agents and technical administrative personnel authorized by Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto.

The narco-corruption in the six-year terms of Calderón and Peña Nieto was taken advantage of by Washington, which during those periods got the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to authorize the DEA to increase the number of its agents from 54 to 70 and from 32 to 41 administrative technicians.

An SRE document obtained by Proceso exposes what the Calderón and Peña Nieto administrations hid regarding the concessions they made to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which took advantage of this to stab them in the back.

Until the publication of this text, it was publicly known that the DEA had 54 agents and 32 administrative technicians operating in Mexico, including analysts, specialists in espionage technology and computerized equipment.

In a period of 10 years, the DEA bent the governments of Calderón and Peña Nieto, who agreed to allow another 16 U.S. anti-drug police, who operated freely throughout Mexican territory and later betrayed their friends.

In total, the DEA in Mexico has a staff of 111 elements, who now, under the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, are limited and subject to the changes of the Security Law, by which they must submit a monthly report of their activities to the Foreign Ministry.

The increased presence of DEA agents in Mexico reflected their interference and betrayals to Calderón and Peña Nieto, which the U.S. Justice Department justified in the name of the fight against drug trafficking and narco-corruption in those two six-year terms.

Confident that their allies in the DEA would cooperate in their omissions, negligence and favors towards some drug cartels, Calderon and Peña Nieto never imagined that the U.S. agents would expose their sins and failures in the war on drugs.

On December 9, 2019, in Dallas, Texas, Genaro García Luna, his friend, advisor, confidant, right-hand man and Secretary of Public Security, was arrested for drug trafficking.

On the night of October 15, 2020, almost two years after the end of Peña Nieto's six-year term, the DEA arrested General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, the former president's Secretary of National Defense, in Los Angeles, California, on charges of collusion with drug trafficking.

García Luna will be sentenced on June 24 by Judge Brian Cogan, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Brooklyn, New York. This same court, on November 18, 2020, thanks to the intervention of López Obrador's government, dismissed the charges against Cienfuegos.

These two cases are examples of how, with the increase in agents and technical administrative personnel, the DEA was able to carry out extensive espionage and wiretapping in Mexico.

As was demonstrated in the trial against García Luna and as promised to be evidenced in the judicial process that never happened, the DEA intercepted and recorded telephone conversations of members of two presidential cabinets and we do not know if they were also of the presidents.

The threat that the Lopez Obrador administration made to the Justice Department to expel the 70 DEA agents from Mexico, as Proceso detailed in detail, explains Washington's swift decision to dismiss the charges and repatriate Cienfuegos Zepeda.

From October 26, 1992, until April 2020, DEA personnel accredited in Mexico were governed under the "Specific Rules to Regulate the Activities of Agents and Specialized Technicians," as dictated by the document defined by the SRE.

"The agents and specialized technical personnel of the DEA will be a maximum of 39 elements with agent status and 32 administrative or specialized technicians," says the 13-page official document defined at the time by the Mexican Foreign Ministry.

Since that October 1992, under the presidency of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, the function and distribution of DEA agents in Mexico had objectives of interference conditioned to the progress in the fight against drug trafficking and drug traffickers.

Excerpt from the report published in issue 0013 of Proceso magazine, corresponding to July 2024, whose digital copy can be purchased at this link.


30 comments:

  1. Weren't both of these presidents corrupt?

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  2. Well, there is a reason former Mexican presidents move to Spain after their term with all over 100, million in their bank accounts.

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    1. 12:29
      Spain don't want Amlo.
      Because he made some dumbfounded outlandish remarks... he wanted Spain to kneel on their knees and apologize for something that happened 500 years ago.

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    2. 1:20 lmao I remember that Spain looked at AMLO like he was some sort of dumbass

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    3. AMLO has never alluded to ever leaving Mexico. As a matter of fact he's criticized those previous Presidents for robbing Mexico and seeking refuge throughout Europe. Now if Spain doesn't want AMLO it's not because he demanded an apology for things that occurred 500 years ago, it's for things that happend in the last 6 years. AMLO bought back 6 energy power plants owned by the Spanish company Iberdola and put term caps on Spanish mining companies that were exploiting mexico for it's natural resources.... but you go ahead and believe what you want.

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    4. 4:04
      ELMO says that now, wait till his term ends.

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    5. 4:04 PM - Of course AMLO won't leave Mexico. He has his puppet to protect him for the next six years.

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    6. https://jacobin.com/2021/10/amlo-morena-cfe-federal-commission-lithium-nationalization-energy-independence

      431, this is grown up talk mijo, go to your room and play with your weiner.

      525 he's been saying it since before he took office.

      Go ahead and read the link I provided. It'll give you some insight on what the mexican and u.s mainstream media outlets don't want you to know about. Their objective is to distract fools like you two with nonsense news and fabricated stories.

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    7. The DEA is doing the same thing they do in the States when they can’t get to the leadership they target the people they know have no choice but to work for or take the money. As a leader of a country what do you do when your only choice of controlling crime and violence is to take money. The US allowed these organizations to get so big and powerful that you can’t stop or control them. This is what happens when you have 8 Pablo Escobars in one country. Think about it Escobar didn’t have armored personnel carriers and basically tanks. If 1 organization can defeat the army imagine what 5 can do working together

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    8. Yeah distract from what is really going on .... In the meantime they bending everybody over while they are distracted

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    9. Can't believe how brain dead some people actually are! He did ask spain to apologize for the past (not on their lnees like a comadre and drama queen so brainlessly says on here) and also for stealing artifacts and natural resources, although the iberdrola things did happen. But either way what wrong with an apology, and why not give it??? I People run their mouth about AMLO but the idiots don't realize how much he's done for the better of Mexico and its people. The average mexican loves this man. Look when he goes out on the streets. Look at when he called for that march in a few days time. The biggest march Mexico has ever seen happened. There's a reason for that.

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  3. The article merely made assertions without evidence then implied, that because the DEA were given presidential concessions, they were not to do their job and make the arrest they did. In other words, because the DEA did not indulge in corruption and provide favors they betrayed Calderon and Puñetas Nieto? Surely, Mexico is rotten to the core.

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    1. @12:54 last I checked the “DEA” was riding around mexico eating MDMA pills, fucking hookers, snorting coke and smoking meth

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    2. 4:29
      True, but that's irrelevant to the content of the article.

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    3. 4:29 What does that have to do with the article?

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    4. No period kid 😭 spreading fake news.

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  4. Oh man, let's cross our fingers and hope Garcia Luna is not set free on the premise of the evidence being "fruits of a poisoned tree".

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  5. The dea is a joke

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    1. The Police in Mexico is a joke 2.53 no period kid.

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    2. Either was DEA is a joke!

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    3. You and them both

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    4. My imaginary relationship with a woman is a joke.

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    5. 1118
      Get a robot girl and name her Betty 😅

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  6. Article sounds like people are mad the DEA did their jobs exactly what they were supposed to do. You gotta go after the people protecting the cartels. And while they point fingers know they didn’t get the go ahead to do all this wiretapping and surveillance without approval from Washington. It’s not like they were down there with their own agenda. They did what Washington ordered them to do.

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  7. If he can make a tunnel to my house I'll let him stay for $20 mil ... He can have the downstairs .... The garage for his cars

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  8. DEA betrayed nada, they did their job while mexican politicians betrayed their country and their people.
    What did they expect?

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  9. I’m going to guess there are HUNDREDS of u.s. agents in Mex. 100 deaths/ day in our neighbor. Weapons galore. No way the u.s. “security” forces just ignore it.

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  10. Calderon and Peña Nieto are the Presidents who took the most money directly from professional drug traffickers. The cartels are just a smoke screen

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  11. No drug cartel or criminal organization is stronger than the Mexican Army. Mexican Cartels exist because Mexican oligarchy and Elites allow them to.

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