Mexican Officials Accuse US of Illegal Drug Involvement!!

Mexican officials are once again saying that the US CIA “manages” the illegal drug trade in both the US and Mexico.  Mexican officials and other Latin American officials have made the same allegations in the past.  In the newest allegation a spokesman for the Mexican State of Chihuahua accused the CIA of ongoing operations to “manage the drug trade.”  The CIA has been linked to such operations for decades now including the Iran-Contra Scandal under US President Ronald Reagan.

Funcionarios mexicanos están diciendo una vez más que la CIA “administra” el comercio ilegal de drogas en Estados Unidos y México. Funcionarios mexicanos y otros funcionarios de América Latina han hecho las mismas alegaciones en el pasado. En la más reciente acusación un portavoz para el estado mexicano de Chihuahua acusó a la CIA de las operaciones en curso para “administrar el tráfico de drogas”. La CIA ha estado ligada a esas operaciones durante décadas ahora incluyendo el escándalo Irán-contras bajo el Presidente norteamericano Ronald Reagan.

The Mexican State spokesman making the latest allegations is named Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva and he made his comments to Al Jazeera saying not on the CIA but “other international security outfits don’t fight drug traffickers.”  Villanueva asserted that instead they try to control and manage the illegal drug market for their own benefit.  He compared the entire operation to pest control explaining that they only control the trade like a pest control company controls bugs but doesn’t eliminate them.  If the drug trade was eliminated, he said, then the CIA and other organizations would be out of business.

El portavoz de estado mexicano haciendo las últimas denuncias se denomina Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva e hizo sus comentarios al Jazeera diciendo no a la CIA pero ‘otros trajes de seguridad internacional no lucha contra a los traficantes de drogas’. Villanueva afirmó que por el contrario intentan controlar y administrar el mercado ilegal de drogas para su propio beneficio. Compara toda la operación para control de plagas explicando que sólo controlan el comercio como una empresa de control de plagas controla errores pero no eliminarlas. Si se eliminó el tráfico de drogas, dijo, la CIA y otras organizaciones estarían fuera de negocio.

Villanueva’s assertions were echoed by yet another Mexican official in charge of state security.  That official said he knows the allegations against the CIA and others are factual based on talks with American agents inside Mexico.  This official refused to give his name but made his remarks to Al Jazeera as well.  Further, the majority of Mexican citizens believe that the drug trade inside Mexico is controlled by the Estados Unidos (US)!

Afirmaciones de Villanueva se han hecho eco por otro funcionario mexicano encargado de seguridad del Estado. Que dijo un funcionario sabe que las denuncias contra la CIA y otros son hechos basado en conversaciones con agentes estadounidenses dentro de México. Este funcionario se negó a dar su nombre pero formuló sus observaciones al Jazeera así. Además, la mayoría de los ciudadanos mexicanos cree que el narcotráfico en México está controlado por los Estados Unidos (US)!

One might note that neither officials said anything about the corrupt Mexican government involvement with the drug trade although most people know that too is a fact.  For decades now assertions of being involved in the drug trade have been waged against the CIA by foreign and US officals, legislators, investigators, and even drug traffickers themselves.  Robert Bonner, former head of the DEA in the US in the past has even alleged CIA involvement in the illegal drug trade claiming the CIA imports tons of cocaine into the US in collaboration with Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan government.  In 1990 that same allegation was covered in a NY Times article.  Frederick Hitz, a CIA inspector general was forced to admit to Congress that the CIA worked with drug traffickers and had gotten waivers from the Justice Department in the US in the 1980s to allow it to hide illicit dealings of its own contractors.

Uno podría tomar nota de que ninguno de los dos funcionarios nada dijeron acerca de la participación del corrupto gobierno mexicano con el narcotráfico aunque la mayoría de la gente sabe que también es un hecho. Desde hace décadas afirmaciones de estar involucrado en el tráfico de drogas han sido libradas contra la CIA por extranjeros y U.S. gobernantes, legisladores, investigadores y narcotraficantes incluso ellos mismos. Robert Bonner, ex jefe de la DEA en Estados Unidos en el pasado incluso ha alegado la participación de la CIA en el comercio de drogas ilegales alegando la CIA importa toneladas de cocaína a Estados Unidos en colaboración con el gobierno venezolano de Hugo Chávez. En 1990 esa misma acusación fue cubierta en un artículo del New York Times. Frederick Hitz, un general de inspector de la CIA se vio obligado a admitir al Congreso que la CIA trabajó con los traficantes de drogas y había recibido renuncias desde el Departamento de justicia en los Estados Unidos en la década de 1980 para que pueda ocultar relaciones ilícitas de sus propios contratistas.

Additionally, top Mexican officials have accused the US of being complicit when it comes to drug trafficking.  Outgoing Mexican El Presidente Felipe Calderon said in 2009 that it was “impossible to pass tons of drugs or cocaine to the US without some grade of complicity of some American authorities.”  Further, an article appearing last year in the Washington Times cited a CIA source claiming the agency helps certain Mexican drug cartels to beat out other cartels for “geopolitical reasons.”  Other sources have alleged CIA involvement in the ATF operation known as Fast & Furious which resulted in over 2000 assault weapons being smuggled into Mexico and into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels.

Además, altos funcionarios mexicanos han acusado a los Estados Unidos de ser cómplice, cuando se trata de tráfico de drogas. Saliente mexicano El Presidente Felipe Calderón dijo en 2009 que era ‘imposible pasar toneladas de drogas o de cocaína a Estados Unidos sin algún grado de complicidad de algunas autoridades norteamericanas’. Además, un artículo que aparece el año pasado en el Washington Times citó una fuente de la CIA alegando la Agencia ayuda a algunos cárteles de la droga mexicano que venció a otros cárteles por ‘razones geopolíticas’. Otras fuentes han la presunta implicación de la CIA en la operación de ATF, conocida como Fast

 
Many have said that the so called War on Drugs is nothing but a mere illusion and even a farce!  One university professor told Al Jazeera that the drug war is used to justify US control and intervention in Latin American affairs.  Some Latin American officials have claimed for a long time now that the US controls some of the drug cartels.  Celerino Castillo, a former DEA agent and whistle blower, has said the US trains members of the Los Zetas drug cartel in Texas.

 
Muchos han dicho que la llamada guerra contra las drogas es nada sino una mera ilusión e incluso una farsa! Un profesor de la Universidad le dijo Al Jazeera que la guerra contra las drogas se utiliza para justificar la intervención en los asuntos de América Latina y el control de U.S.. Algunos funcionarios de América Latina han afirmado durante mucho tiempo ahora que Estados Unidos controla algunos de los carteles de los droga. Celerino Castillo, un ex agente de la DEA y whistle blower, ha dicho que Estados Unidos entrena a miembros del cártel de drogas de Los Zetas en Texas.

SDN Press ran a report back in April of this year reporting on the Latin American Summit at which Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina put forth the solution to the illegal drug trade problem was to legalize the drugs which would take the money out of the trade and stop the drug cartels.  US President Obama was not receptive to Molina’s idea and Molina’s proposal as well as everything else on the summit’s agenda was overshadowed by the exposure of US Secret Service agents involved in a sex and prostitution scandal with prostitutes in Columbia where the summit was held.  The world press picked up on that scandal as their big story and virtually all of the business of the summit was ignored and not even reported!

SDN prensa corrió un informe en abril de este año de presentación de informes sobre la Cumbre de América Latina en el que Presidente guatemalteco Otto Pérez Molina presentadas que fue la solución para el problema del comercio de drogas ilegales legalizar las drogas que tomaría el dinero con el comercio y detener a los cárteles de la droga. U.S. Presidente Obama no fue receptivo a la idea de Molina y propuesta de Molina, así como todo lo demás en la agenda de la Cumbre se vio ensombrecido por la exposición de agentes de servicio secreto de Estados Unidos participan en un sexo y escándalo de prostitución con prostitutas en Columbia, donde se celebró la Cumbre. La prensa mundial recogidos en ese escándalo como su gran historia y prácticamente todos los negocios de la Cumbre fue ignorado y tampoco informó!

The illegal drug trade is big business money-wise and of that there is no doubt.  Obviously such massive amounts of drugs could not get into the US without some complicity by certain elements inside the US government as President Calderon and others have alleged.  Corruption in government is not simply a problem in Mexico and other Latin/South American nations but it is a growing problem inside the US government as well.  Sadly, thousands of Mexican citizens have been killed in the associated drug gang violence in Mexico and some across the border in the US also.  The so called War on Drugs is in fact an obvious FARCE!  It is not working, never has worked, and NEVER WILL WORK!  Molina tried to point this out at the Latin American Summit this past Spring but few listened to him including the US.  Most Hispanic leaders know this and they know of the corruption on both sides of the border as well.  And then there is the matter of MARKET.  Mexico supplies the drugs via the cartels while the US supplies the MARKET!  Mexico and other Latin American nations are not solely at fault in this matter.  The US must take part of the fault too as there is a big demand for illegal drugs by Americans in America!  For the US to simply assume the role of “victim” is yet another FARCE!  The basic law of economics is supply and demand.  What that means is no market equals no drug trade!

El comercio ilegal de drogas es un gran negocio money-wise y de eso no hay duda. Obviamente no pudieran obtener esas grandes cantidades de drogas en Estados Unidos sin alguna complicidad por ciertos elementos dentro del Gobierno de Estados Unidos como el Presidente Calderón y otros han alegado. Corrupción en el Gobierno no es simplemente un problema en México y otro Latina y las Naciones de América del Sur, pero es un problema creciente dentro del Gobierno de Estados Unidos, así. Lamentablemente, miles de ciudadanos mexicanos han muerto en la violencia de pandillas de drogas asociados en México y algunos en la frontera de los Estados Unidos también. La llamada guerra contra las drogas es en realidad una farsa obvia! No funciona, nunca ha trabajado y nunca funcionará! Molina intentó apuntar esto en la Cumbre de América Latina esta primavera pasada pero pocos le escuchaban incluidos los Estados Unidos. Mayoría de los líderes hispanos sabe y saben de la corrupción en ambos lados de la frontera así. Y luego está la cuestión del mercado. México suministra las drogas a través de los carteles mientras Estados Unidos suministra al mercado! México y otras naciones de América Latina no son exclusivamente de culpa en este asunto. Estados Unidos deben tomar parte de la falla demasiado, ya que existe una gran demanda de drogas ilegales por los americanos en América! Para que los Estados Unidos simplemente asumir el papel de ‘víctima’ es otra farsa! La ley fundamental de la economía es la oferta y la demanda. Lo significa es que no hay mercado equivale a ningún comercio de drogas!

Amid all of the corruption of all countries involved there seems to be no sure solution for the illegal drug trade problem and it is a growing problem that is becoming more and more violent daily.  Thousands of innocent people have been killed in these drug wars!  Thousands of HUMAN lives!  Families have suffered and entire communities have paid the ultimate price.  If we are truly to put an end to the illegal drug trade then all nations involved must get SERIOUS about doing so and stop talking out of both sides of their mouths.  Either we stop the corruption and fix the drug problem (supply and market) or we forget it and do nothing including no longer speaking about it!  The problem is we are NOT serious because if we were then the illegal drug trade would not be alive, well, and growing.  I think that the representatives at the Latin American Summit in April should have listened carefully to what President Molina was proposing and listened to his reasoning behind his suggestion that we legalize these drugs.  All avenues must be considered IF we are serious about putting an end to this problem.  But, Molina was greatly overshadowed by what the world enjoys most and takes more serious than anything else.  That would be DRUGS, SEX, AND TABLOID SCANDAL like took place in Columbia with the whores and US government agents!  I think our concern is WRONGLY FOCUSED!!

En medio de la corrupción de todos los países involucrados parece habrá que solución para el problema del comercio ilegal de drogas y es un problema creciente que se está volviendo más y más violento diariamente. Miles de personas inocentes han muerto en estas guerras de drogas! Miles de vidas humanas! Han sufrido las familias y comunidades enteras han pagado el precio final. Si verdaderamente queremos poner fin al tráfico de drogas ilegales todas las Naciones involucradas deben obtener graves acerca de hacerlo y dejar de hablar de ambos lados de la boca. Tampoco dejamos de la corrupción y solucionar el problema de las drogas (abastecimiento y mercado) o nos olvidan y no hacer nada incluyendo ya no hablar de ella! El problema es que no somos serios porque si estábamos entonces el comercio ilegal de drogas no estaría vivo, bien y de crecimiento. Creo que los representantes en la Cumbre de América Latina en abril han escuchado atentamente a lo que el Presidente Molina fue proponer y escuchado su razonamiento detrás de su sugerencia que nos legalizar estas drogas. Todas las vías deben considerarse si somos serios respecto de poner fin a este problema. Sin embargo, Molina fue eclipsado grandemente por lo que el mundo goza de más y tiene más grave que cualquier otra cosa. Eso sería que escándalo de TABLOIDE de drogas, sexo, Y como tuvo lugar en Columbia con las putas y los Estados Unidos de agentes del Gobierno! Creo que nuestra preocupación es enfocado erróneamente!!

Sources:

http://www.infowars.com/cia-manages-drug-trade-mexican-official-says/

https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/latin-american-summit-begins-molina-to-push-for-drug-legalization/

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Romney Responds to Obama Felony Allegations

President Obama says GOP candidate Mitt Romney needs to come clean on his role and associations while working for Bain Capital. This past week the Obama campaign hinted that Romney may have lied to the SEC about his role and if he did then Romney committed a felony. The Obama campaign is insisting one way or the other Romney is lying as he has told voters he quit at Bain Capital sooner than SEC records indicate. Obama told reporters today that Romney should answer questions about his ties to the firm.

The president said it is his understanding that Romney stated to the SEC “multiple times” that he served as CEO, President, and Chairman of Bain Capital. Obama said that he assumes most Americans would assume that Romney was responsible for the company serving in such capacities. Obama said Romney must answer lingering questions as to whether or not he stayed on at Bain Capital after 1999 which is when Romney has said he left or was he still with the company in 2002 as SEC records indicate.

“If he aspires to being president,” Obama told WJLA which is the ABC affillate in Washington DC, “one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign.” The president is suggesting that Romney held the ultimate responsibility for Bain Capital while serving as CEO, Chairman, and President of the company but he’s told voters he left in 1999 when SEC documents reflect he didn’t leave until 2002. Continue reading

Massive Protests in Mexico

You might not know it but since the beginning of this month Mexico has seen some of the largest protests the world has ever seen. And you might not know it because despite the significance of these protests news coverage has been almost totally blackout in the MSM. The protest marches are being called “megamarcha” and have taken place primarily in Mexico City. However, the protests have also taken place in other cities throughout Mexico.

These protests started after the election of Mexico’s new president who will take office in December. Protestors allege massive voter fraud and corruption in the elections as the PRI returns to power in December. The PRI ran Mexico for 70 years and that political party has a history of corruption and oppression in Mexico. Over 50% of the people in Mexico are poor and one of the allegations is that the PRI passed out gift cards to the nation’s largest supermarket in order to buy votes. Protestors say they are tired of the corruption and injustices in Mexico and they are tired of the drug killings carried out by the drug cartels. Mexicans are also tired of taxation and having no jobs. The protests are also demonstrating against dictatorial corporations that protestors say are raping the country, destroying the environment, and exploiting poor workers.

PRI candidtate Enrique Pena Nieto won the presidential election earlier this month and his win signals the return of the disliked PRI party to power. Protestors say he didn’t win but bought his way to victory over leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Many of Mexico’s 112 million people are refusing to accept Pena Nieto’s election and the return of the PRI. The PRI was ousted from power in 2000 amid accusations of fixed elections and repression. The new president inherits a nation plagued by problems such as the drug war and a failing economy that can’t create jobs. Most of the protestors are young people in their 20s. Protestors are also upset with Mexican TV as documents were leaked to local and foreign media alleging Pena Nieto paid Televisa TV for years of glowing reports and coverage about him and the PRI. Both deny the accusations however.

The legal limit for campaigning in Mexico is $30 million but critics are alleging that the PRI spent up to $500 million to get their man elected. Protestors have marched several times and plan to be marching tomorrow, Saturday, around the country.

It’s just not Mexico that is tired of the no jobs, bad economy, lies, corruption, oppression, and repression. People all around the world are tired of these things and they’ve had enough! I’m glad to see young Mexicans standing up and fighting back against the oppression and corruption in Mexico. That is the only way things are going to change. When people STAND UP!

Sources:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ixos7EXoUsR6aJ9BR2tIHW6WVTEw?docId=CNG.8ae32d14aef98b2920b9479bdb767745.91

US Grand Jury Convenes in Rojas Case!!

In April of this year we ran a tragic story of the murder of a Mexican national in the US by US Border Patrol Agents.  That man was named Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas.  Our original story can be found at:

https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/the-rojas-case-murdered-by-us-border-patrol-agents/

We also ran a followup story on this case in May which is located at:

https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/rojas-case-sparks-national-call-for-justice/

In our continuing effort to follow this story it appears that there have now been some significant developments in the case.  Criminal charges could now be filed against US Border Patrol agents involved in this case we’ve learned.  It is being reported today that a Federal Grand Jury has been formed to investigate the death of Rojas in 2010.  Rojas died of a heart attack after being shot with a taser gun by US Border agents at the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego.  The grand jury will be looking at video taken from numerous cell phones by people on the catwalk the night Rojas was brutally tortured by USBP.  That video show Rojas on the ground apparently NOT resisting the officers but being tasered anyway and surrounded by at least a dozen USBP agents.  Show of force?  No it was more like a SHARK FRENZY imo!

The San Diego Medical Examiner has issued a report that states that Rojas was “acting agitated and confrontational” the evening of the incident but witnesses do not agree and neither do supporters of Rojas.  They say he was tortured and abused by USBP right in front of everyone!  Finally, two years after his death a federal grand jury is going to look into the incident to determine if charges should be brought against the USBP agents involved that evening in the incident.  That investigation could lead to criminal charges and Rojas and his family might just get some justice.  Better late than never I suppose! Continue reading