Murder statistics in Mexico have taken on frightening dynamics. US intelligence services operate on Mexican territory with virtually no restrictions, which is perceived by many Mexicans as an occupation. One of the justifications for this practice is the fight against drug crime. True, the specialists from the USA did not achieve great success in this struggle; drug shipments from Mexico to the United States and Europe are growing.
According to official figures, during the six years of Calderon's presidency, which promised to end drug cartels and narcoterror forever, about 103 murders were committed in Mexico. During the 14 months of Peña Nieto’s reign, drug cartel fighters committed at least 24 murders.
Executions, beheadings, dismemberment of bodies, massacres of children and women, and then posting "visual material" on the Internet for general intimidation, became the routine of Mexican life.
In recent years, at least 100 journalists have been killed by drug traffickers. Altogether, up to 400 Americans were killed; many were killed for being suspected of spying on the CIA or DEA.
The drug terrorism in Mexico is comparable in intensity to that which raged in Colombia. It is no coincidence that, at the suggestion of the US Embassy in Mexico City, President Enrique Peña recruited Colombian General Oscar Naranjo as an adviser on drug trafficking. The Mexican newspaper La Hornada called the general "a US export product for Latin America." The general gained fame as the organizer of paramilitary "self-defense squads" to fight partisan groups. At least seven thousand Mexican police and military personnel received training from Colombian instructors, learning that this is a fight without rules.
At the end of September, a large group of students from the teacher training school went by bus to the city of Iguala. They planned to stage a protest against the government's educational reform and the closure of schools in which children from poor families receive primary education. However, future teachers were not destined to get to Iguala. They were intercepted by a police ambush, which opened fire to kill. Six people were killed, twenty were injured. After this massacre, 43 students fell into the hands of the police alive, and since then nothing is known about their further fate.
Parents were the first to sound the alarm. Attempts by the central authorities to blame everything on local squabbles and to blame the bloodshed on the mayor Jose Luis Abarca, and then on Angel Aguirre, the governor of the state of Guerrero, failed. Facts have come to light that cannot be silenced. The operation against the students was carried out on the direct orders of the mayor of Iguala, who ordered a demonstrative thrashing against the "subversive elements" from the pedagogical school. Police also received orders from the mayor's wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, whose family had worked for the Beltran Leyva brothers' cartel for many years. Maria acted as a liaison with the United Warriors drug cartel, whose monthly payments for the police cover reached 200-300 thousand dollars. A significant part of these funds went to the election campaign of the governor of the state of Guerrero, for whom the cartel was "his".
According to one version, it was the United Warriors cartel that the students were handed over to the “final solution” of the problem. During searches in the vicinity of Iguala, dozens of secret mass graves were discovered, the age of which is measured in months and years.
The factory of extermination of people on the territory of Mexico works without interruption. The cartel prefers to hide the bodies of the victims in city dumps, where investigators have found remains that have yet to be identified. The arrest of Casarubias Salgado, the leader of the cartel, and some of his accomplices, including the police, accelerated the investigation, after which the police chief, the mayor and his wife fled from Iguala. The Governor of the State of Guerrero has resigned.
Central authorities have brought in federal law enforcement to control the situation in Iguala and neighboring cities, but tensions are mounting. The fate of the students, about which nothing is known, worries the whole country. The authorities claim that the students are being forcibly held in an underground drug cartel prison and their release is only a matter of time, but Mexican bloggers do not believe this and believe that the students have been dead for more than a month. President Enrique Peña Nieto is stalling for time to defuse outrage. He held a six-hour meeting with the students' relatives, listened to them and promised a quick and safe resolution of the crisis.
And now, against the backdrop of the events in Iguala, in the state of Tamaulipas, the burnt bodies of four young people from the United States, Texas residents, who arrived in Mexico in early October on vacation, were found. All died from gunshot wounds. The police are suspected of being part of the Hercules Group, which is guarding Norma Leticia Salazar, the mayor of Matamoros. The FBI and the US consular mission in Tamaulipas joined the investigation. This state leads the country in terms of the scale of drug-related murders. The bacchanalia of terror in Mexico continues ...
Where law and order are absent, the process of degradation of the state begins. Washington does not need a strong and independent Mexico, and today it is increasingly called a failed state.
For many Mexicans, President Lazaro Cardenas is still the unsurpassed leader. During his reign (1934-1940), a law was passed giving the government the right to nationalize the property of foreign companies. In 1938, despite fierce resistance from the United States and Great Britain, the oil companies were expropriated and the state-owned Pemex company was created. After Cardenas, nationally-minded figures did not appear in the country, capable of resisting the dictates of the United States. Moreover, many Mexican presidents have risen to the top of power thanks to the assistance of the CIA. A prime example is Operation LITEMPO, during which Winston Scott, the CIA resident in Mexico from 1955 to 1968, recruited Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz and Luis Echeverria.
Scott liked to call himself the American Proconsul in Mexico. Since then, nothing has changed, except for the even greater political and financial dependence of Mexican presidents on Washington.
Terror in Mexico
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