The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obradorstated this Wednesday that the reportage about the alleged support he received from drug trafficking in 2006 This is a “revenge” of the Anti-Drug Agency (DEAin English) to affect it after the reopening of the case of the assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosseum.
“I relate it to revenge.” which will affect us during the election and since a rather delicate subject is touched upon (the killing of Colosseum),” said the president during his morning press conference.
The ruler points out that “revenge” will happen because of reopening the investigation into Colosio’s murder, on March 23, 1994, where the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) declared in January that there was a second shooter who was an intelligence agent for the Government of Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994).
- The FGR also implicated the former secretary of security (2006-2012), Genaro García Luna, who was imprisoned in the United States for acts of corruption and drug trafficking and who worked at the defunct National Intelligence Center (Cisen) when the killing happened.
Lopez Obrador He explained that the anger arose, according to him, because it was revealed that García Luna, who led the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation of the United States in Mexico between 2009 and 2011, received the order in 1994 to release the alleged second shooter in the Colosio murder.
According to his version, after reopening the case It was learned that there was an arrest warrant against the alleged second shooter and at the same time the son of ColosseumLuis Donaldo, asked for pardon for Mario Aburto, who admitted to be the politician’s killer.
He stated that, after that, the article of the American journalist Tim Golden was published, in which he quoted the former agents of DEA who claims that the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful in Mexico, contributed $2 million to his 2006 presidential campaign.
“After that comes the response from the Prosecutor’s Office and I believe they sent the reporter (Tim Golden) or people from DEA current or retired participants at that time with García Luna and that they were investigating me,” he added.
He asked about how much did they pay the reporter to do reportageand even invited him to Mexico to ask him.
“I invited you here, I want to ask you some questions, “Since when did he come to Mexico to talk about this matter, why suddenly, if he is a famous journalist, he is interested in talking about this issue and publicizing it now,” he emphasized.
The controversy is over reportage of Golden continues despite the fact that on Tuesday Mexican Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena testified that the US national security advisor, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who visited Mexico, assured her that This investigation is a “closed case.”