NARCO-POLITIK: The Lie at the Heart of the Trial of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman – By Daniel Hopsicker

Source  madcowprod.com

– :…Two-thirds of the way through the trial of El Chapo Guzman,  it is common knowledge that the most egregious evidence of corruption isn’t and won’t be heard; that the prosecution, aided by the judge, have nixed all testimony implicating American politician and banks, without whose cooperation the drug trade could not exist in its present gargantuan state”

Everyone’s on the take… except in the U.S.?

 

procesoIn the two months of testimony so far in El Chapo’s trial, nearly every level of the Mexican government from the President on down: from Generals to prison guards, from airport officials to the Mexican Attorney General, has been shown to be on the take.  All have been compromised.

Even the architect of the Mexican government’s war on Mr. Guzmán and his allies — Genaro García Luna, the former public security director — is taking briefcases stuffed with cash.

When El Chapo sent his regular bribe to one former army official, Mexican General Gilberto Toledano, he told the bagman delivering the bribe to “Give the General $100,000 and a hug from me.”

One of the trial’s star witnesses, ‘El Chupeta,’ who the DEA once called the biggest drug trafficker since Pablo Escobar, calmly told the jury an entire wing of his North Valley cartel was devoted just to doling out payments.

“It’s impossible to be the leader of a drug cartel in Colombia without corruption,” he explained. “They go hand in hand.”

Mexican presidents Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto, Venezuelan Presidents Hugo Chavez and Nicolás Maduro, and every one of Columbia’s recent Presidents, including Alvaro Uribe, who in retirement today oversees the resurgent Medellin cartel… all have a piece of the action.

Not to mention every tin-horn General in Honduras, and fascistic Central American dictators whose iron rule is responsible for the hordes of civilians who have been fleeing to our shore.

Donald Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn was right.

“Don’t tell me what you’re charged with,” he reportedly told clients. “Just give me the name of the judge.”

The Lie at the Heart of the Trial of El Chapo Guzman – By

http://www.madcowprod.com/2019/01/05/the-lie-at-the-heart-of-the-trial-of-el-chapo-guzman/

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