Ricardo Monreal on the García Luna case (Cuartoscuro)
The leader of Morena in the Senate of the Republic, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, spoke about the trial against former Mexican federal official Genaro García Luna, who is accused of drug trafficking and money laundering by the Brooklyn Court, in New York, USA.
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The senator said that in the face of this “unpublished case”, it is preferable not to anticipate sentencing people until the necessary evidence is available to do so, and in the midst of the media wave that covers the phenomenon.
“The important thing is that the testimonies have support and that the testimonies have proof. Although what is expressed in the testimonies seems to be prudent with dates, deliveries, bribes, we do not advance to issue an a priori judgment, we do not advance to convict people until the evidence is sufficient to do so, “he asserted.
The “trial of the century” some political analysts call that of Genaro García Luna; an unprecedented matter that has had great media impact. There is still much to learn, but this must be an example so that it does not happen again in our country. pic.twitter.com/rW37G9iPFv
— Ricardo Monreal A. (@RicardoMonrealA) January 25, 2023
In addition, the also aspirant to the presidential candidate of Morena in 2024 pointed out that it is an event never seen in history. “This is an unprecedented case that has had an unprecedented impact in Mexico and the United States,” said the president of the Senate’s Political Coordination Board (Jucopo).
Trial against García Luna reveals “criminal level during PAN governments”, according to the PT
“Felipe Calderón supported and kept García Luna firm in office despite allegations of collusion with organized crime,” a bulletin read.
Regarding the case, he said that it highlights how various squads hired by the cartels tried to introduce drugs and commit various crimes “in complicity and with the protection of the authorities on duty.”
And it is that, it should be noted that García Luna allegedly accepted millionaire bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel at the time he operated as Secretary of Public Security during the government of Felipe Calderón, as well as director of the Federal Investigation Agency of Mexico in the administration of Vincent Fox.
“It is an old matter, it is a matter that everyone was talking about but that no one dared to denounce or make it transparent”
The trial against García Luna will have more than 60 witnesses, including drug traffickers (REUTERS / Jane Rosenberg)
However, the former governor of Zacatecas also wishes that the case serve so that cases of complicity and corruption do not take place again in Mexico. “But for transparency, we want this matter to be an example so that complicity, coexistence, protection, bribery, corruption does not happen again in our country, unfortunately it took over our country” ended his message posted this Wednesday January 25.
García Luna trial revealed the conflict between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltrán Leyva
The kidnapping of the former official, international weapons of the Sinaloa Cartel, the wedding of “La Barbie” and the appearance of “El Futbolista” marked the continuation of the trial in Brooklyn, USA.
For his part, last Tuesday, the president of Mexico —Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)— announced that every day he will give information on the ongoing case against the former Calderonista official, in order to report on what he classified as a “tragicomedy”.
He even expressed three possible hypotheses about the situation. In the first one, he raised the possibility that García Luna is innocent and the US justice system has to release him, although this could put the accusers’ reputation in a bad light.
According to the accusations, García Luna accepted millions of dollars from the Sinaloa Cartel (REUTERS / Jane Rosenberg)
The second hypothesis maintains that the “super policeman” is guilty, but that he acted deceiving and hidden from his authorities; that is, of presidents Calderón Hinojosa and Fox Quezada. And, finally, a third theory supports that García Luna did commit the crimes with the permission and supervision of the then heads of the federal Executive.
“That is the third hypothesis, that he acted like this because he had, at least, the license of the president or of the presidents,” López Obrador accused.
Meanwhile, this Wednesday he also provided information about the trial. “Corruption should not be accepted in any case, but if those who are going to fight violence and avoid drug addiction that currently leads to the death of thousands of young people, if they are part of those gangs that traffic drugs, the damage they cause, if they use power for that purpose,” he said.
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