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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:01 AM

Mexican General Cienfuegos walks free after US drops drug charges

Andrea Lobo, Don Knowland
7 hours ago

On Wednesday, a federal judge in New York’s Eastern District acceded to an unprecedented request by the US Department of Justice to drop all charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Defense Secretary of Mexico from 2012 to 2018.

The release and backstage maneuvers highlight, above all, the submissive relationship between the Mexican government and US imperialism, as well as the grave dangers this raises for the native and immigrant workers and youth in both countries.

The request was announced in a joint statement by US Attorney General William Barr and his Mexican counterpart, Alejandro Gertz Manero, who explain that the case is being handed over to Mexico “in the interests of demonstrating our united front against all forms of criminality.”

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Reuters writes that Mike Vigil, a former DEA chief of international operations, “expressed skepticism Mexico would prosecute Cienfuegos, and suggested the dismissal was a ‘gift’ from U.S. President Donald Trump to reward López Obrador for not recognizing Joe Biden as U.S. president elect.”

More:
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/21/mexi-n21.html

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:09 AM

1. I wouldn't be surprised one bit. It fits him to a T.


We’re really in third world country status now.

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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:35 AM

2. El Sindicato

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