Guadalupe Correa insisted that it was very likely that after the García Luna trial he would end up as one of the great villains of history, a situation that would “remove many of the blame” and bring the case to an end. Officials belonging to President Calderón’s right-hand man between 2006 and 2012, despite the large network of and former.
Mexico City, December 29 (however).- Genaro Garcia LunaFormer Secretary of Federal Public Safety during Gov. Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and accused of having ties to drug trafficking, awaits a crucial trial in the United States, as he may be the only person convicted in Mexico despite the dark network that surrounds other political figures, professors and politicians And the government researcher said, Guadalupe Correa Cabrera,
In an interview on the program “reporters“, which is hosted by Alejandro Páez Varela and Álvaro Delgado Gómez, and which is broadcast on YouTube through the channel although on airThe expert on security issues, border studies and Mexico-United States relations said this type of trial usually focuses only on the accused, making it difficult to prosecute other characters involved.
“It’s hard to say clearly what’s going to happen, but hey, from experience in these types of trials, everything has always been focused on one person. The focus is always on the defendant, unfortunately in Mexico and the United States How many blames are removed from the other characters and clearly focused on one character, clearly on the accused character they’re supposed to come out with, supposedly another type of information,” George Mason University professor said.
Guadalupe Correa insisted that it was very likely that, after the trial, García Luna would end up as the great villain of the story, a situation that would “remove many of the blame” and bring the case to an end, This despite the large network the character and its related former officials, as is the case of former President Felipe Calderón, whose right-hand man he was.
“I doubt very much that in the trial itself it will take him to the United States because it is not within his competence, I think in the sense that what is going to happen is that it will be the bad guy who is like a What was the Netflix series, Conrado Sol, this evil man, and well, many of the blame will be washed away, this one single person case will be closed, because everything was done under the Merida Initiative umbrella as well, who are the people?And Not only one government, not only Mexico, but the United States is supporting with resources, establishing itself in the region and supporting the strategy 100 percent,” said Correa, who is also the author of the book Huh Los Zetas Inc.,
To give an example of how justice works in the United States and to give some context of what could happen in the Garcia Luna case, the expert recalled the trial of Nxivm, a sect that sexually assaulted Mexican and foreign actresses and millionaires. Drew, and he faced charges of forcing women to become sex slaves and marking their skin with the initials of their leader, Keith Raniere, are currently sentenced in the United States.
“We have seen not only in the Nxivm case, but in every drug trafficking case: in the case of Colombia, in the case of Mexico where we see this strategy of doing nothing on the part of the US authorities – the United States in Mexico Including ambassadors to the US. For example, at that time and later the information was given to Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, who reportedly knew something but it was only hearsay. Given this, most likely, it was Genaro Garcia Luna’s There will be a trial against and everything else is clear, they will wash their face,” said the PhD in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York.
The analyst noted that it is not only the responsibility of the United States authorities to investigate, but it is also up to the government of Mexico to conduct its own independent investigation to go after the elite related to the former official.
“All this collusion and so many other parts of the elite in Mexico, the political elite, the economic elite, is pretending that nothing happened, because there was no investigation. The Mexican government also didn’t want to do any investigation, and I do believe that at this point we have to put pressure on the Mexican government to get this information flowing and investigate, but it is very likely that there is no political will in this country for that to happen. It may be possible,” he said. .
Genaro García Luna, Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, is currently imprisoned in the United States. He is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel, in return for which the criminal organization was able to operate freely.
According to sources, there will be at least 19 key witnesses to face the former Mexican official in the trial, which is set to begin on January 17, 2023, including Edgar Valdez Villarreal, “La Barbie” and Reinaldo, “El Rey Zambada”. to be tested.
It is also possible that Sergio Villarreal Barragán, “El Grande”, would testify; Dámaso López Núñez, “El Licciado”, and other former members of the Sinaloa Cartel who are currently in United States hands, as well as García Luna’s former associate Iván Reyes Arzate.
Guadalupe Correa also recalled the intervention that Genaro García Luna had with some journalists and media, whom he had bribed so that they would not publish negative information about him.
“I think there’s a very important issue here: the support of the big media and this perverse relationship, and we don’t know what for. It’s just Trey passing by and telling the media: ‘Don’t touch me. or don’t touch me in return’; in exchange for resources, in exchange for favors, we don’t know, I can’t guarantee anything, but it’s certainly unusual and in this test I think a lot about Will not come out, because it was something that is the responsibility of Mexico and they did not get involved, ”said the expert.
The professor expressed his dissatisfaction that many communicators related to the former Secretary of Public Security are not tried and continue to work normally in the media.
“It’s something very complex, it’s something that really fills me with despair. In fact, the media has a lot to do with it, especially the many communicators who supported him from start to finish and who are still operating some strategies and once again are silent in the analysis of this matter. And this is very important why? Because they have a tail that is stepped on, because from the very beginning they did it in 2011 had supported, but a Garcia Luna-style entrance to the public scene”, he said.
Felipe Calderón Hinojosa’s six-year term as federal secretary of public security, Genaro García Luna, bribed Mexican journalists and the media to avoid appearing with negative notes about him, according to allegations from United States Department of Justice prosecutors. .
On June 15 this year, prosecutors said that García Luna was planning to use violence and to incriminate witnesses who would speak against him. The officers recorded the conversation and filed the documents in the electronic system of the federal courts of the United States. Prosecutors said US officials also gave another inmate the phone number of an undercover Russian mafia agent to give to Garcia Luna.
Court documents also include threats of bribery of a critical journalist and media organizations so as not to discredit him. The public documents do not mention which journalists were bought off and which Mexican media outlets opted for silence in exchange for Genaro García Luna’s money.
Finally, Guadalupe Correa noted that it is the responsibility of both the media and society to raise their voices and demand that the Mexican authorities conduct an investigation that leads to the arrest of all those involved.
“It has happened and it will probably continue to happen unfortunately, but I think the Mexican media commented on them by Krait in Mexico, the people who are really interested should not remain silent and whatever happens after that continues should be kept, after information that an investigation is said to be made in Mexico also”.
Alejandro Paez Varela and Álvaro Delgado Gomez